On Monday, March 20, the Houston Public Memorial Library was presented with a $500 donation from AcenTek. Liz Gibson-Gasset, library director, expressed her gratitude, stating that the funds will be used to purchase materials for this year’s summer reading program. Common to most libraries in our rural communities, expenses continue to increase and funding does not. Donations help to minimize that struggle and AcenTek is pleased to be able to help.
This donation was literally collected one dollar at a time by the employees at AcenTek. The technology company, headquartered in Houston, Minn., offers their office employees the opportunity to dress casual on Fridays in exchange for a $1 donation to the Casual Day Fund. That money is then matched by the company, and donations are awarded to non-profit organizations in the AcenTek serving area. Thirteen libraries in our serving area received $500 donations in the last six months; seven in Minnesota (Houston, Caledonia, Hokah, La Crescent, Lanesboro, Ridgeway and Rushford) and six in Iowa (Waterville, New Albin, Fort Atkinson, Clermont and Ossian).
AcenTek is pleased to donate to area libraries and commends those who manage the area libraries, understanding that, even with all the technology available, libraries are still beneficial to our communities. Locally owned and fully committed to customer care, AcenTek has proudly served southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa and for 67 years providing Voice, Video and Internet solutions.
Pictured above, Dean Kerrigan, AcenTek employee, presents Liz Gibson-Gasset, director of the Houston Public Library with a $500 donation.