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Verizon Foundation Gives $10,000 Grant to Pittston Library

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Verizon Foundation Gives $10,000 Grant to Pittston Library

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Verizon Foundation donates 10,000 to Pittston Memorial Library's planned Intergenerational Family Center program
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 12:00pm

This article originally appeared in the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

The Pittston Memorial Library recently received a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation for the library’s planned Intergenerational Family Center Program (IFCP). The IFCP will provide support, counseling, information and referrals, legal advice and other services for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The program is part of the library’s $1.5 million expansion project and will be housed in the library’s planned 5,000-square foot addition. Groundbreaking for the building addition is tentatively scheduled for fall. At the check presentation, from left, first row: Chris Latona, controller, Pittston City; Lisa Joyce, Pittston Memorial Library Board; Barbara Quinn, president, Pittston Memorial Library Board; Anne Hogya, library director; Todd Darlington, director of external affairs, Verizon; Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Carroll; and Frank P. Buzydlowski, director of governmental relations, Verizon. Second row: Joe Chernouskas, Pittston City Council; Marla Pupa, Pittston Memorial Library Board; Pennsylvania Sen. John Yudichak; Joe McLean, Pittston City Council; Tom Tigue, honorary co-chair, Pittston Memorial Library Capital Campaign; and Joe Moskovitz, clerk, Pittston City.