Grants help fuel technology upgrade at Western Town Library

WESTERNVILLE – Patrons of the West Library, 9172 Main St., can enjoy some technology upgrades as grants helped the library purchase a laptop and a smart TV. The additions will provide video conferencing capabilities, group presentations, and general use, library officials announced.

The portable laptop is equipped with a camera and audio capability for virtual meetings and can be used in different parts of the library and under special conditions outside the library, the announcement said, adding that it has a number of Microsoft applications for official or official preparation. professional documents.

Smart TV can be used to show presentations in group meetings. In addition, the library has a video camera with microphone, tripod, and cables to show the speaker or group attending the meeting. The equipment purchased provides current capabilities for hosting meetings and speakers and provides a robust tool for producing professional products, the announcement said.

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“This technology development was made possible thanks to the generosity of donors who are dedicated to helping improve the quality of life in our region,” the announcement said.

One grant was awarded to the Kenneth V. and Jeannette Remp Sawyer Community Fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation, established in 2018 to support programs, projects and initiatives designed to broadly impact, and improve the quality of life in the communities of Boonville, Constableville, and Westernville forever .

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In addition, the Western Town Library received a grant from the Kathleen A. Perreault Fund of the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. This is a benefit fund established in memory of Kathleen A. Perreault to provide support for local libraries and scholarships for local students.

Western Town Library is a multi-functional organization dedicated to enriching the lives of community members by providing recreational and educational services. It is part of the Mid-York Library System which provides library, online services and shares the Mid-York catalog of books, magazines and DVDs. Western Town Library is open from 2 to 8pm Tuesday to Thursday and from 10am to noon on Saturday. Wi-Fi access is available inside and outside the library seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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More information about the Western Town Library is available by calling 315-827-4118 or going online to its web page at


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