[Danbury, Conn., January 15, 2013] – The Union Savings Bank Foundation has continued its support for local organizations that promote educational achievement by awarding $5,579 to The Oliver Wolcott Library (OWL) in Litchfield.
OWL’s mission is to provide facilities, materials, services and programs that foster lifelong learning and a welcoming environment for community interaction. The library fulfills this mission by offering innovative programs and services, including the “Book-a-Librarian” free computer consultation program; the OWL Box media vending machine; podcasts featuring author interviews; the “Books for Bedtime” weekly television program; and the Outreach for Preschool Literacy program.
“We are extremely grateful for the grant we received from Union Savings Bank,” said Ann Marie White, executive director of OWL. “We have seen a significant increase in the library’s circulation, especially for children’s reading materials. This funding will be used to purchase additional shelving for our Children’s Services Department to support this growth, as well as the increase in our summer reading program participation.
OWL’s summer reading program is open to preschoolers through grade 12 students and offers incentives to students as they work toward the program goal of reading 16 hours.
Photo caption (from left to right): Union Savings Bank Vice President, Retail Market Branch Manager Susan Voghel; OWL Treasurer Patrick Boland; OWL Vice President, Board of Directors John Boyd; Union Savings Bank Executive Vice President Rick Judd; and OWL Executive Director Ann Marie White.
About Union Savings Bank
Established in 1866 and headquartered in Danbury, Conn., Union Savings Bank is a $2.5 billion mutual bank dedicated to being the bank of choice in western Connecticut. As a full-service financial institution, Union Savings Bank provides banking, mortgage, investment, trust and insurance products throughout western Connecticut with 29 offices in Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canton, Danbury, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Marble Dale, Monroe, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sharon, Southbury, Torrington and Washington Depot. The bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government entities through its commercial, residential and consumer lending, corporate services, retail banking and wealth management divisions.
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