CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- The Carterville library's summer programs for children were canceled this year and because of it, the library was left with a small surplus in their budget.
Looking for another way to support the community, the library teamed up with the city and local businesses to find ways to use the surplus to give back.
Farm Fresh in Carterville is the first business the library reached out to and matched the library's donation to provide more than 100 vouchers for milk, distributed at the City's food giveaway Friday morning.
"We're always excited to be helping our neighbors, helping our community here," said Farm Fresh owner Dave Armstrong. "And being able to work with the Anne West Lindsey public library was just such a natural fit for us, we're all big fans of the library here in town, and when they said they were wanting to reach out and make a difference in the community, we definitely wanted to be a part of that."
Organizers at the Anne West Lindsey Library tell News 3, they have enough left in the budget to work with a few other local businesses on other ways of giving back to the community in this time of need.