WFOL Receives Grant to Aid with Building Addition
Wellsville Friends of the Library (WFOL) recently received a grant from the Sunderland
Foundation in the amount of $150,000 to assist with the future library building addition.
Fundraising efforts for the new addition started the summer of 2010. With the support of this
recent grant, annual fundraisers, and generous private donations, the building goal has become
more attainable.
WFOL President Heather Adams coordinated efforts with Head Librarian Becky Dodd on the
Sunderland Grant application process. They were both pleasantly surprised when they learned
the amount awarded to this cause.
“The Sunderland Foundation application process is streamlined and the level of communication
from them was appreciative,” stated Adams.
The Sunderland Foundation is a Kansas-based organization whose mission is to improve
quality of life through reinvesting in communities.
The library addition includes a children’s area, larger meeting room, additional storage,
additional restrooms, and a complete kitchen. The purpose of the WFOL organization has
always been to maintain an association of persons interested in books and libraries; to focus
public attention on library services, facilities, and needs, and to stimulate gifts of books,
magazines, or desirable collections.
At this current time, there is still a need for approximately $120,000 in order to start the
construction. For those individuals or businesses who would like to help complete the funding,
please visit the library’s website to make a contribution at, click on
“Building Addition” at the top and choose to either donate through the library or through the
WFOL organization. Donations and memorials can also be made in person as well.