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For Immediate Release

The Abington Community Library receives Villaume Foundation Grant

Honesdale, PA – The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation has announced that The Abington Community Library has been selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2015 community grant awards.

Leah Ducato Rudolph, MLIS, Director, on behalf of The Abington Community Library, received a check in the amount of $10,000.00 from Villaume Foundation board member Jon E. Villaume.

The Abington Community Library opened its doors in 1960 and is committed to lifelong learning. It is the 2nd largest library in Lackawanna County with holdings over 80,000 items and a staff of about 25. The Villaume Foundation grant will be used to reprint the book Clarks Summit: A Narrative, which was written by Helen R. and John C. Villaume. The Abington Community Library plans to sell the books as a means to raise funds necessary to purchase new materials to enhance the library.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives John and Helen Villaume was created to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,000,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Charles Kumpas, Jon E. Villaume, Villaume Foundation board member, Leah Ducato Rudolph, on behalf of The Abington Community Library accepts the check for $10,000.00, Sharleen Martin and Dennis Martin.

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