ByWater Solutions Announces September 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 September 2023 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Fletcher Memorial Library in Vermont!

The funds will be used to support the purchase of an updated travel guide collection and overall adult programming budget.

Jill Tofferi, Fletcher Memorial Library Director, commented:

It is time to update our Travel Guide collection. This was last done in 2018 with a $1000 grant. This has been the busiest summer EVER with requests for these guides. Coming our of Covid and now hit with storm July 11-12 stronger and much stronger than Irene, VT is once again a Federal disaster area. Our patrons are looking to get away and they want the books in their hands.

I would split these funds 60/40 to infuse our Large Print collection with some new titles as well. Ludlow is an aging population of full-time residents. Thanks for this opportunity!"

About Fletcher Memorial Library

Fletcher Memorial Library is a resource to the Ludlow Community, providing relevant current materials, programs and services for all ages. Recognizing literacy as the keystone to education, our Library is committed to providing the opportunity to learn, grow and acquire knowledge independently via a diverse collection of materials. With Public Internet Access available, the library also serves as the community’s link to the information superhighway.

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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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