JAMESTOWN — Two local non-profit organizations cooperated recently to remove unneeded shelving from one and install it at the other to equip space for a new purpose. The Fenton History Center recently acquired shelving for its Hall House Research Center, thanks to a donation from Prendergast Library.
The idea came up last fall during local agency presentations to Jamestown City Council prior to approval of the 2013 city budget. After Fenton History Center Director Joni Blackman mentioned that she needed money for shelving, Prendergast Acting Director Tina Scott said the library had extra shelving Fenton could have, pending approval by library trustees.
Once the library board approved, Fenton representatives arranged to pick up the shelving and take it to its new home.
Blackman said that a group of volunteers have already moved the books and materials from the Fenton Mansion into the new storage rooms.