Lillooet Area Library Association receives $15,000 from Interior Savings Credit Union
On July 13, 2017, Interior Savings Credit Union presented the Lillooet Area Library Association with a $15,000 cheque to purchase an outdoor touchscreen kiosk. The kiosk will be installed in a high traffic location and will give users access to the Lillooet Area Calendar of Events and Love Lillooet websites.
Marianne Gagnon, Lillooet’s Community Literacy Outreach Coordinator, applied to Interior Savings’ Community Investment Fund in March 2017. The Community Investment Fund provides seed money or one-time financial support to develop sustainable programs that empower people with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to achieve their potential.
“We know our support of this project is going to make a large positive impact in the Lillooet community,” said Kathy Conway, Interior Savings CEO. “Lillooet has a lot to offer and the kiosk will help make sure that everyone has the information they need to get involved.”
The Literacy Outreach Coordinator position is funded by the B.C Ministry of Education through Decoda Literacy Solutions and hosted by the Lillooet Area Library Association. The Calendar of Events website and the Kiosk Project were identified as goals that would forward the priorities of Lillooet’s Community Literacy Plan.
“Our Community Literacy Plan was created over several years and reflects the ideas and visions of our whole community,” said Toby Mueller, Library Director. “It holds a vision of people experiencing and sharing the joys of literacy – connection, communication, creativity and community. It looks for ways to inspire new hopes and dreams that encourage people to keep learning. The kiosk invites anyone and everyone to get involved with all the amazing culture, education and fun that happens in Lillooet.”
The Kiosk Project has also received financial contributions from Love Lillooet in the amount of $1,200 and from the Lillooet Community Foundation in the amount of $1,000. The Lillooet Area Library Association invites others in the community to donate to the Kiosk Project. “Donations are much appreciated at this time,” said Gagnon. “They would go towards paying for the installation of the kiosk.”
To find out more about the Kiosk Project, you can contact Marianne Gagnon at 250-256-6561.