Friends of the Library  in Oxford Host Ceremony

The DeAndrade/Agvent family made a donation to the Friends of the Library in Oxford in memory of their infant son, Fernando DeAndrade, Jr. The funds were used to furnish the library’s program room and purchase toys, art supplies and musical instruments. Christina Agvent (right) presented the gift to FOLIO Vice President Katherine Hellman (left) and President Laurie Abbot. 

OXFORD — The Friends of the Library in Oxford hosted a ceremony Tuesday, May 7, at the Oxford Public Library, 49 Great Oak Rd.

The ceremony was in recognition of the donation made by the DeAndrade/Agvent family in honor of their son Fernando DeAndrade, Jr., who passed away at three months old from spinal muscular atrophy. In Fernando’s memory, a fund was established with FOLIO to benefit the Children’s Program Room at the library.

With the monies from the fund, the Friends were able to fully furnish the program room and purchase toys, art supplies and musical instruments. Since the library opened in August 2018, the Program Room has hosted 181 programs, with almost 1,800 children and 1,200 adults attending.

FOLIO is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to maintain an association of persons interested in the library; to focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs; and to stimulate gifts, endowments and bequests to the library.

FOLIO also provides supplementary programs, service and equipment to increase the scope and effectiveness of the library and to raise funds to that end.

Those seeking more information may call the Oxford Library at 203-888-6944.

 

 

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