Point Bank gift could fund Lewisville Public Library Wi-Fi hotspot program

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Library Director Carolyn Booker, left, receives a $5,000 check from Point Bank Branch Manager Joe Adair for library use. "Our remote deposit capture does not capture this. It's just a little too big for that technology," Adair said as he handed the Point Bank donation to Booker. (Photo by Christina Ulsh)
Library Director Carolyn Booker, left, receives a $5,000 check from Point Bank Branch Manager Joe Adair for library use. “Our remote deposit capture does not capture this. It’s just a little too big for that technology,” Adair said as he handed the Point Bank donation to Booker. (Photo by Christina Ulsh)

Lewisville Public Library now has $5,000 more to fund the plans it has for serving the community. Director Carolyn Booker said it might go towards a Wi-Fi hotspot lending program.

Point Bank Branch Manager Joe Adair presented a large check to Booker on Monday at the library for whatever plans it may have.

“What we’re hoping to do is lend Wi-Fi hotspots to patrons so that they can have the internet at home. We know it’s a real need out there in the community,” she said.

Booker said Lewisville ISD students get iPads at school but sometimes don’t have internet at home, so this would allow them to have internet for three weeks at a time.

Business people could also check out hotspots to take out to business meetings. Somebody who moved and doesn’t have internet set up yet could use one.

The pilot program would commence around October or November of next year.

Point Bank President Ray David among city officials were in attendance of the check presentation.

“Being a community bank, we’re about supporting the community,” David said. “A library and the arts are two of the main things in my opinion that define a community.”

City officials and Point Bank management pose with the library director, who received the $5,000 check for the library.
City officials and Point Bank management pose with the library director, who received the $5,000 check for the library. (Photo by Christina Ulsh)

Point Bank is one of the oldest institutions in Denton County and is celebrating its 132 years in the market, Adair said.

The donation given today was raised with Point Bank’s annual golf tournament. This year’s event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. —registration starts at noon— at Lantana Golf Club.

“The proceeds of that tournament go directly, 100 percent back to the community and nonprofits,” Adair said.

Booker said those who don’t have the financial means to support the library are welcome to volunteer if they wish to be involved.

The Friends of the Library, a nonprofit that raises funds for library ideas, is having a book sale Sept. 16 through 18 that people can volunteer to help with.

Patrons wishing to buy books will be able to attend the Friday pre-sale from 5 to 7 p.m. with an entry fee of $5. The sale on Saturday, Sept. 17 will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. It will take place in the community meeting room at the library.

There are different areas of the library residents can use, such as study rooms, lounge seating, reservable meeting rooms and noisy areas.

“The people here today are from all walks of life. We want to cater to that,” Booker said.

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