ByWater Solutions Announces May 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 May 2024 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the West Warwick Public Library in Rhode Island! The library is a member of the Ocean State Libraries consortium.

The funds will be used to support the purchase of an up-to-date AED machine for the library,

Colin McCullough, Library Director at the West Warwick Public Library commented:

An AED would improve the survival survival odds of any library patron suffering a sudden cardiac arrest, since it could be deployed by library staff before emergency medical service personnel arrive. While it is hoped it is not a piece of equipment that we would ever be called upon to use, its availability within the library would make an potentially enormous contribution to the safety of our patrons."

About West Warwick Public Library

The mission of the West Warwick Public Library is to promote the reading interests and life-long learning of the citizens of West Warwick and all other users by providing free and open access to a variety of cultural, intellectual, and informational resources, materials, and services.

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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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