Dellana Diovisalvo is the new Executive Director of the Tunkhannock Public Library (TPL) as of Oct 2020 and spoke at our Jan 28 Rotary Zoom Meeting.  She has had to deal with some significant challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic since she joined the Library during it closure. The Library’s Mission is to provide all Wyo Cty residents with free and convenient access to a wide range of information and entertainment resources.  So, it was important to safely open the Library to the public.
The Library reopened on Oct 1.  She realized that they needed a contingency plan in the eventuality that the state closed everything again. They have been providing curb-side book pickup and a variety of virtual programs including: picture puzzle, picture frame crafts, videos on how to do crafts and access to online services such as They allowed for appointments (1 family at a time) to use computers, fax machines and even browse the collection, which people really liked.  They had people come in to use the computers to sign up for unemployment and check on their stimulus checks as some people do not have internet access or computers at home.
After Dellana’s presentation, Pres. Terri Detrick presented her with a virtual check for $5,000 for the Library.  The Library needs more books and outreach programs. They will also use some of the money for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.