POSEN — Lilly and Lorelai Purol now have a place named after them, thanks to a generous $1,000 donation their grandmother made in their honor.
The Posen branch of the Almost Isle District Library named its lecture hall the Lilly and Lorelai Purol Lecture Hall. Their grandmother did not wish to make her name public, according to the director of the district library of Près Isle, Amber Alexander.
After The Alpena News reported on the opening of the new Posen branch, Alexander said a donor had advanced the amount needed to buy a smart TV, Blu-ray/DVD player and keyboard for the room of conference.
“We brought in a client and wanted to name the room after her granddaughters,” Alexander said.
The new equipment expands the options the library can offer patrons.
“You can actually sit and browse the internet on that TV in the room,” Alexander said. “So that allows us to have a bit more advanced programming in that room. For example, we can bring in presenters and their presentation can be shown on the TV screen. We can show films in there.
She said the room can be booked for private parties at no cost to customers, so they can show a movie at a birthday party or any type of gathering.
“Right now the group of knitters that go there, they can put up YouTube videos and/or one of our databases that our library subscribes to, it’s called Creative Bug,” said Alexander.
She is extremely grateful for the donor’s contribution, which will benefit the community.
“It’s another way to offer a bit more technology and another way for presenters to present – through a screen,” Alexander said.
She said the Lilly and Lorelai Purol room sounded good.
“I’m grateful for the grandmother,” she added. “It just helps expand our programming there.”