Press Room

New Fund to Support Technological Improvements at Uniontown Public Library

At the next City Council meeting, the Uniontown Public Library will receive a gift of $50,000 from Uniontown native John Gismondi to support ongoing technological improvements. This is the second major gift made to the library by the Gismondi family, who funded the creation of the James F. Gismondi Learning Center in the Children’s Library in 1996.

Like the Learning Center, which was founded in the belief that education is an essential building block for a happy and productive life, the Gismondi Technology Fund will support the library’s efforts to enrich the lives of Fayette County residents.

“I believe the library is a very important community asset for Uniontown,” said Mr. Gismondi. “As one who still regards the city as my hometown, I am very happy to establish a fund which will allow local residents improved access to technology.”

Today, the library is primarily supported by the taxpayers of the City of Uniontown. Donations of any size make a significant impact on the library’s ability to provide quality services. In addition to borrowing books, magazines, and DVDs, patrons increasingly check out e-books or audio books online. They also make use of the library’s public access computers, which logged nearly 21,000 sessions last year.

“We’re thrilled that Mr. Gismondi decided to make this gift. His generosity will impact our community for years to come,” said library director Christy Fusco.

The Gismondi family’s gift will be placed in an endowment and used to fund yearly improvements in computing equipment and software, as well as the purchase of new technologies.

April 9, 2015

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