ByWater Solutions Announces May 2023 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 May 2023 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Forest Hill Public Library, part of the MetroShare Consortium in Texas!

The funds will be used to support the library's summer reading programs and Hispanic Heritage month events.

Lorna Slaughter, Library Service Specialist at the Forest Hill Public Library, commented:

We are a small library district outside of Fort Worth, Texas. We are hoping to increase our children and teen program for our summer reading program. We are also looking to use this budget for our Hispanic Heritage Month Festival as a celebration of the Latino community and culture and would like to continue to educate our population with crafts, speakers, food, and educational activities. Lastly, we host a summer reading program in which we have a kickoff that is community wide. We supply totes and reading supplies in which the funds could support our initiatives."

About Forest Hill Public Library

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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