Parish Public Library Receives Generous Grant from the Shineman Foundation

Parish Public Library is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation toward its upcoming construction project to expand the library.


This award will kick-start the library’s capital campaign, which aims to raise a total $100,000 of matching funds to allow the library to pursue a New York State Library Construction grant award in the 2018-2019 funding cycle.


Board of Trustees President, Julie Migdal-Holland, explains "The construction project will bring Parish Public Library into the 21st century, allowing us to add approximately 1600 square feet to the library, make the facility fully accessible to all patrons, and provide additional space for library collections and programs. There will also be a dedicated-access community meeting room. We're so excited to grow our facility and programs for the residents of Parish and surrounding towns."


The Shineman Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in Oswego County by supporting community partners in a variety of focus areas, including civic benefit, education, arts and culture, and historic preservation. The Foundation’s generous award will serve as a catalyst of change in the rural towns that Parish Public Library serves.


Karen Goetz, executive director of the Shineman Foundation says, “Our Board of Directors believes that libraries can play a very impactful role in the communities they serve. As one of only two public libraries serving the northeastern sector of Oswego County, we were thrilled to be able to support the Parish Public Library’s goal to expand its mission of outreach and services to the rural community it serves.”


For more information on the Parish Public Library and its capital campaign, go to For more information on the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, visit its website  


Karen Goetz, Executive Director of the Shineman Foundation presents the check to Board of Trustee members Julie Midgal-Holland and Karen Oakes