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LFDC Hires Director of Development

 The Library Foundation of Delaware County (LFDC) is pleased to announce they have hired Mary Pat Lynam as the foundation’s first Director of Development. Lynam has extensive experience as a library advocate serving at the local and county level for more than 25 years.
“I’ve been a banker, stay-at-home mom, communications specialist for a school district, and an insurance agency owner, but this is my dream job – talking to and about libraries, expanding programing, working with community leaders and library supporters to expand library services and sharing the joy of reading, learning, and fun with young and old,” says Lynam
Lynam is expected to develop programing, promote the visibility of the foundation, seek community support and resources to expand LFDC’s mission of enhancing countywide library services. To date, the LFDC has provided free museum passes, PPE, mobile fingerprinting and more to benefit all county residents and their local libraries.
She will report to the LFDC board and work with the staff of The Foundation for Delaware County on a part-time basis. The Foundation for Delaware County is providing LFDC with back-office accounting support. With Lynam’s hiring and the nonprofit management services provided by The Foundation for Delaware County, residents can expect expanded services and offerings.

LFDC Receives Donation and Recognition

The Library Foundation of Delaware County has received a donation of $1,000.00 from The President’s Fund at The Foundation for Delaware County. This gift was made possible through the generosity of Frances M. Sheehan in honor of Mary Pat Lynam’s hiring and all that the Library Foundation board has done to stabilize the fund through the pandemic. Message from Frances M. Sheehan: May you continue to grow and benefit the residents of Delaware County for decades to come.