The Culver-Union Township Public Library is now home to a medical device that may one day save a life.
Members of the library’s fundraising arm, Friends of the Library, have been accepting donations to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator. The equipment is used as a means to restart a proper heart rhythm during cardiac arrest.
The group believes the Culver-Union Township Public Library is an ideal place to keep an AED due to its central location, open hours, and broad public use in the lake community.
In order to pursue the device, the Culver-Union Township Public Library received a $1,000 grant from the Marshall County Community Foundation. An additional $800 was needed to complete the purchase.
It took the Friends of the Library group just under three months to raise sufficient funds to complete the purchase.
The device is now located in the library for any individuals who may be experiencing medical difficulties.
Training will now be provided to staff at the library in the instance the device needs to be used.