Library Foundation Receives Transurban Grant Award

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The Prince William Library Foundation Board of Directors announced today that they are the recipient of a $2,500 grant award from Transurban.  “We are so excited to receive this award,” said Bryanna Altman, President of the Prince William Library Foundation.  She credits the Library Foundation’s Treasurer Mayor Earnie Porta of Occoquan for authoring the grant.

The Transurban and Fluor partnership is working in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Transportation to build the 95 Express Lanes project. The 95 Express Lanes Community Grant Program supports organizations that sustain, enhance or protect the local environment and neighborhood along the 29-mile project which extends along the 95 Express Lanes, from Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to the vicinity of Edsall Road on I-395 in Fairfax County.  The Grant Program focuses on aiding grassroots and non-profit organizations that offer significant benefit to these local communities.

“The grant money will be used to help with Phase III of the Potomac Plaza Patio project. The goal of the Potomac Library project is to develop a plaza that will become a destination point for residents in keeping with the renaissance of the local community, said Dick Murphy, Library System Director. As an extension of the library, it will serve as an outdoor room, creating an environment that invites both active and passive use.  The Plaza will support events and planned activities for individuals of all ages.  In addition, free WiFi (wireless Internet service) will also be available.”

Phase III includes a canopy over the front entrance, a carpet “river” leading from the front entrance back to the new windows, some exterior landscaping, as well as interior planters defining the new window viewing space”, said Bryanna Altman.  In fact, Phase II of this project is scheduled to be unveiled on Saturday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Potomac Community Library at 2201 Opitz Boulevard in Woodbridge, VA.”  The public is cordially invited and light refreshments will be served.

Anyone interested in purchasing a brick for the brick patio at Potomac Library, which is part of Phase II, in honor of, or in memory of a family member or friend, can do so by visiting the Library Foundation’s website at  A 4×8 brick can be purchased for $100, and an 8×8 brick is $250.  The Library Foundation is spearheading the purchase of bricks for the patio and this phase is ongoing.

The Library Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization that supports special projects of the Prince William Public Library System.


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