ByWater Solutions Announces June 2024 Community Giveback Winner

Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals.

We are excited to announce our June 2024 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Regency Park Public Library in Florida! The library is a part of the Pasco County Libraries system.

The funds will be used to support the purchase of a compost bin and small greenhouse for the library's garden.

Diana Ricks, President of the Regency Park Friends of the Library, commented:

With this grant we would like to get a compost bin and small greenhouse for our garden area to add to the skills our patrons can learn and foster their love for gardening. Composting is an extremely beneficial practice, reducing methane emissions and waste. It also produces valuable nutrients we can add back into the soil. With the greenhouse we can teach patrons how to grow things from seeds and potentially cut back their grocery bills as it is a potentially limitless cycle. We are excited to teach our community these skills."

About Pasco County Libraries

On July 22, 1980, Pasco County Library System (PCLS) was established by Ordinance, Chapter 58, Article II. At that time there were municipal owned and operated libraries in three cities; Dade City, New Port Richey and Zephyrhills. The unincorporated areas of Pasco County had three existing volunteer-led libraries in the communities of Hudson, Holiday, and Land O' Lakes. The city library in Dade City joined the Pasco County Library System in 1981. In 1986, a $10 million bond referendum was passed by Pasco County voters to improve public library services and build new parks countywide. Additional funding for libraries was secured through Federal programs resulting in seven Pasco County Library branches.The City of Zephyrhills library joined with the Pasco County Library System to form a cooperative in 2000.

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About the ByWater Community Giveback

We will select one library a month to donate $500 to their Non-profit 501c3 organization such as Friends of the Library, Library Foundation, or other funding entity. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. We LOVE libraries. Our team is made up of librarians and library fanatics. We're always looking for ways to give back and create opportunities where we can to support libraries. This is a small token of thanks for all the hard work libraries do in their communities every day.

Learn More About the Program and How to Apply.

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About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit

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Elise Aiello
Partner Engagement Specialist
ByWater Solutions

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