Dear Website Visitor,
Great news! Just before the Labor Day weekend, a very generous family and great library supporters offered us a wonderful challenge grant: They will match each dollar donated to our “green” campaign fund from now until October 1 up to a total of $35,000! These funds are very much needed in order to include key eco-friendly features in the new library construction. It’s a great chance to double your contribution and put these key elements in place!
After a year of accomplishment, which saw private, town, and state funds together put the library’s $6.055 million construction budget “in the bank,” no one is taking a breather. Ground breaks on the expanded, renovated library in November. By that time, the library will have moved to its temporary quarters; space will be cut back, but essential services will continue. The Foundation’s focus shifts from construction fund-raising to the “green” campaign and monies needed to pay for native landscaping, hardwood flooring, and a parking lot filtration system, all of which reflect our town’s commitment to economical, efficient, healthy, and eco-friendly operation.
Please take a moment to become familiar with our “green” campaign, review the new library plans, and read about the wonderful $35,000 matching challenge. I hope you’ll be moved to then click on the Donate button or get in touch with me. I’d be delighted to talk with you!
We thank all who have donated and gotten us to this point. If you can possibly make a further donation now, we will be deeply grateful. If you have not made a prior donation, please consider becoming one of our valued supporters now. THANK YOU for your help in making our library, our community, and our Island an even more special place to live and visit.