Posen library conference room named after donor’s granddaughters

Lilly and Lorelai Purol pose with the sign that will mark the newly named conference room at the Posen branch of Presque Isle District Library.

POSEN — Lilly and Lorelai Purol now have a place named after them, thanks to the generous $1,000 donation their grandmother made in their honor.

The Posen branch of the Presque Isle District Library has named their conference room the Lilly and Lorelai Purol Conference Room. Their grandmother did not wish to make her name public, according to Presque Isle District Library Director Amber Alexander.

After The Alpena News reported on the opening of the new Posen branch, Alexander said a donor stepped forward with the amount needed to purchase a smart TV and Blu-ray/DVD player and keyboard for the conference room.

“We had a patron come in and wanted to name the room in her granddaughters’ honor,” Alexander said.

The new equipment expands the options the library can offer patrons.

Courtesy Photos Lilly and Lorelai Purol pose with Presque Isle District Library Director Amber Alexander in the conference room at the Posen library, which has been named after them, thanks to a $1,000 donation from their grandmother, who chose not to share her name.

“You can actually sit and browse the internet on this TV in the room,” Alexander said. “So that enables us to have a little bit more advanced programming in that room. For instance, we can have presenters come and they can have their presentation up on the TV screen. We can show movies in there.”

She said the room can be reserved for private parties at no cost to patrons, so they could show a movie during a birthday party, or any type of gathering.

“Right now, the knitters group that goes in there, they can put up YouTube videos and/or one of our databases that our library subscribes to, it’s called Creative Bug,” Alexander said.

She is extremely grateful for the donor’s contribution, which will benefit the community.

“It’s another way to offer a little more technology, and another way for presenters to present — through a screen,” Alexander said.

She said the Lilly and Lorelai Purol Room has a nice ring to it.

“I am grateful for the grandmother,” she added. “It just helps with expanding our programming out there.”


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