The Wilsonville Public Library Foundation recognizes OrePac Building Products for support of public computing and Internet access at the Wilsonville Public Library with a $10,000 contribution. The cash donation is part of a larger five-year commitment by the company to help the Library improve opportunities for public access to computers and Internet services at the Library.
Headquartered in Wilsonville, OrePac has supported the Library’s public-computing access since 1997 with gifts of computers and other equipment that has expanded and enhanced the Wilsonville community’s access to computers and the Internet. OrePac sponsored the ‘OrePac Building Products Technology Center’ when the Library expanded in 2002, making a dozen new computers available to the public. These public computers have been used up to 40,000 times per year, and have provided access for area residents to apply for jobs, take online classes, do research and keep in touch with friends and loved ones.
Hilly Alexander, Past President of the Wilsonville Public Library Foundation, said that, “OrePac’s support of the Wilsonville Public Library has been instrumental to improving public access to both computers and to the Internet. We invite more Wilsonville-based businesses to consider supporting the Library’s on-going efforts to improve computer literacy and public access to information resources.”
With the growth of wireless Internet access, the Library is looking to strengthen the wireless infrastructure available to the public as part of a million-dollar Library renovation scheduled for this winter. OrePac’s support helps to strengthen the Library’s wireless infrastructure by improving wireless Internet access.
For more information about the Wilsonville Public Library and Foundation, see www.wplf.org, or contact Pat Duke, Library Director, at 503-570-1590; Duke@wilsonvillelibrary.org.