The Portal at the Downtown Library opened in 2012. Thanks to many generous donors it is more than a computer lab. It features suites where users can create digital art, digitize family memories and much, much more.
In his statement at the presentation of the check, Kroger Central Division Affairs Manager John Elliott said, in part:
“We are determined to have a strong, positive and measurable impact on core skills such as reading, math and science. We also intend to strengthen our local school and library partnerships in as many communities as possible. Kroger looks forward to the catalytic impact of this investment in Lafayette’s ‘Technology Commons’ and celebrating the academic, workforce, health and wellness success of student of all ages.”
Foundation Board President Jerry Withered (left) accepts gift from Tipmont REMC Operation Round Up Trust Board Member Joe Bloom
Tipmont REMC Operation Round Up Trust provides support for the hardware purchases of the 4-station language-learning lab that will be part of the Technology Commons. This $2,500 check will assist in the development of a flexible, technology-rich center for learning, research, training, collaboration and content production in TCPL’s downtown library.