Nicole Neary (left) from FNB Bank, and Barbara McGary, executive director of the James V. Brown Library. The library recently received a $1,000 contribution from FNB under the Pennsylvania State Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Photo provided

Williamsport – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., received a $1,000 donation from FNB Bank as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

The EITC program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, provides tax credits to eligible companies that do business in the state when they contribute to scholarship organizations, educational improvement organizations, and/or pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations. The tax credits allow companies to reinvest those dollars directly back to local communities. Most importantly, the program helps to improve Pennsylvania’s education system for students and families. The James V. Brown Library is an approved Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) by the PA DCED.

The funds will be used to support the educational programs offered at the James V. Brown Library such as Digital Arts Camp; Teen Comic and Manga Club; Boom, Fizz, POP! (STEM programming); I Spy Photography; and the Summer Learning Program.