The Wayne Highlands Education Association has announced that the Wayne Library in Honesdale is the January recipient of the WHEA Community Outreach Program Grant.

A check for $1000 was delivered by WHEA President Todd D. Miller to Tracy L. Schwarz, Library Director of the Wayne Library.

Money is raised for the Community Outreach Program by faculty and staff at Wayne Highlands School District that voluntarily contribute money and then participate in a dress-down-day once a month.

This is the sixth year of the WHEA Community Outreach Program.

Ms. Schwarz said, “For the most part funding that we receive from generous donations like WHEA’s goes to everything from purchasing STEM kits and supporting early literacy to providing the funds necessary to keep the heat and lights on in the building.

“On behalf of our dedicated Staff, Library Board, and Friends Group at the Wayne County Public Library I'm honored to thank WHEA for being a bridge between the generations by supporting your community library.

“Your generous donation lets us know you want your library to be here, sustaining the community for years to come.

“We will continue to work incredibly hard to make a difference and show you a return on your investment.”

Consumers of the Wayne Library make use of a myriad of services and opportunities.

From brand new parents, to Canasta playing enjoyers of life, from technology users to traditional book readers, from story time toddlers to Tutor.com-using teens, or second career starting risk takers to life-long learners, our people value our library.

Former First Lady (and librarian) Laura Bush, once said, “The most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.”

WHEA recognizes the many contributions of our local library system, not just in Honesdale, but all throughout the county, and urges our people to make full use of the services which are offered.