Libraries receive funding, expand access and more

What's going on in your community October 22 to October 28

Posted 10/23/20

Wayne County Community Foundation adds Sarah Draidfort to Board of Directors

The Wayne County Community Foundation has welcomed Sarah Draidfort to their board of directors. 

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Wayne County Community Foundation adds Sarah Draidfort to Board of Directors

The Wayne County Community Foundation has welcomed Sarah Draidfort to their board of directors. 

Sarah obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She has been in the healthcare field for more than 34 years. Currently, she is a Nursing Supervisor at Wayne Memorial Home, Health and Hospice where she has worked for the past 15 years.

Throughout her 27 years of living in Wayne County, she has worked as a Volunteer and Substitute Nurse at Wallenpaupack Area School District, previously was a Girl Scouts Assistant Troop Leader in WLE, and has also volunteered at local Assembly of God churches all while being a single mother of three. She currently resides in Lake Ariel.

Metzger announces $200,000 for O&W Rail Trail Expansion Project 

HURLEYVILLE, NY — Sen. Jen Metzger stood with Sullivan County local leaders, Sullivan Renaissance and the Center for Discovery to announce a $200,000 State and Municipal Facilities Capital (SAM) grant secured by her office for the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail Expansion Project in South Fallsburg. The funding will help the town acquire needed properties beneath and adjacent to the rail bed, enabling trail development and expanded access to the Neversink River, and contributing to over 13 miles of continuous trails.

Garnet Health hospitals earn Most Wired Recognition for three consecutive years

MONTICELLO, NY — Garnet Health, formerly the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, has announced that Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, located in Monticello, and Garnet Health Medical Center, located in Middletown, have both earned the 2020 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired recognition for the third consecutive year.

The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively health care organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.

A total of 30,091 organizations were represented in the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired program, which, this year, included four separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory, long-term care and international. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.

For more information, visit www.garnethealth.org.

Metzger announces funding for library renovations

NEW YORK — On October 13, Sen. Jen Metzger announced library construction awards for eight libraries in Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties. The New York State Education Department and New York State Library awards are supported by a $34 million capital fund appropriation in the 2019-2020 state budget strongly advocated for by Metzger. Libraries receiving the grants are the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, Goshen Public Library and Historical Society, Greenwood Lake Public Library, Port Jervis Free Library, Tuxedo Park Library, Wallkill Public Library and Western Sullivan Public Library, headquartered in Jeffersonville.

Libraries in five counties join to expand digital access 

PENNSLYVANIA — Residents in five Northeastern Pennsylvania counties can now access a wide selection of popular digital ebooks and audiobooks free from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Digital Library. With a library card from any of these counties, you can now borrow from the digital collection of more than 20,000 titles by visiting the library’s website, www.pcpl.org, or downloading Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from OverDrive. 

Readers may browse the digital collection, instantly borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.

For more information, visit www.pcpl.org

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