$14,000 — that’s the money we’ve raised for “2012 in 2012” — and library administration has told us that IS enough money to purchase 2,012 children’s books. The cost for children’s books, at the Library’s bulk discount, is anywhere from $4 to $9 per book. Do the math, and they can buy 2,012 books.
We cannot thank you enough!
That said, we’d like to raise a bit more. Why? Well, for one thing, near the top of the Library’s list of book needs is large print books for adults with vision impairments. Those books are pricey — even for the Library — around $24 each.
So for the next 3 weeks, we’re going to work hard at finding folks who are interested in “topping off” our campaign, so to speak. Every additional dollar will allow the collections manager at the Washington County Library a bit more flexibility in getting the books library patrons most need.
Oh … on Tuesday, November 20th, Partners will present our check to the Library at the county commissioners meeting (that’s a Tuesday morning at the county government center in Stillwater). You’re invited to come for the presentation!