Neither snow, nor rain …

… stopped the Postal Credit Union Community Foundation from contributing to the “2012 in 2012” campaign.  THANK YOU!

Speaking of work — we have 3 weeks left to match a $10,000 challenge grant.  One donor has offered to match all the contributions we receive, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.  Right now, we’re about halfway there.  It’s a bit daunting but we’re making our final push.

If we’re successful, we’ll have $20,000 on hand, and that is enough to buy the Washington County Library 2,012 books this year.  As you may know, the library is under a financial crunch and has cut not only hours but also cut back on their collections budget.  At a time like this, we need more books on the shelves, not less!  Especially for kids — 40% of the items checked out are for children.  And also for adults who have failing eyesight — large print books are among the most expensive items the Library buys.  Your contribution, before September 30th, will be matched dollar for dollar.  Can you help?  The “Contribute” button is just to your right!

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Count down to $10,000!

There’s $10,000 on the table — can you help us pick it all up?

The deadline is getting close.  For every dollar we raise by September 30th, a generous, anonymous donor has agreed to match it dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.  But the deadline is September 30th.

So far, we’ve raised $3,000 (got another check in the mail today — thanks Pete & Marcia!).  All the money goes to our “2012 in 2012” campaign.  We want to raise enough money to buy 2,012 books for the Washington County Public Library System.  Tight budgets have forced the library to cut its book buying budget this year.

If we raise $10,000 by September 30th, that will give us $20,000, which is enough money to buy those 2,012 books.  In particular demand are children’s books and LARGE PRINT books for adults with vision problems.  Can you help us “not leave any money on the table?”  Your contribution is tax deductible.  So, contribute today and help get more books onto the shelves … and into waiting hands.  Thanks!

July Update on Partners

Think of a group you belong to.  Book Club?  Bowling Team?  Maybe a Wednesday night fellowship?   Your group might be able to help us in a very powerful way.

The Washington County Library Partners is happy to announce we have a $10,000 challenge grant. If we raise $10,000 by September 30th, a single anonymous donor will match it with another $10,000. The money will go to our first major project — “2012 in 2012.”  We intend to raise enough money to purchase 2012 books for the Washington County Library this year.   Children’s books and LARGE PRINT books are most critically needed right now.

Now, we’d love for you to write a check — BUT we’re also very interested in tapping into groups of people who have an interest in the library.  Part of our strategy is to find 16 partner groups — if each of them raises just $250 each, that’s $4,000.  We have already raised more than $2,000 towards the matching grant!  If we can bring in $4,000 from our partner groups, we’ll almost have enough for that $10,000 matching grant.  

If you’d like to help — or want to know more — check out our site.   In addition to raising funds for our 2012 campaign, we’re looking for board members or people who can help in other ways.  (Are you good at html?)

Partners is a new, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization designed to help make the Washington County Library a great library system. Our primary mission is to raise money for public libraries.  We intend to provide support not only in the short term, but also create an endowment for the next generation of libraries and library patrons.  First things first, though:  2012 in 2012!!!!

Time to Hit the Books!

The Washington County Library Partners is happy to announce we have a $10,000 challenge grant. If we raise $10,000 by September 30th, a single anonymous donor will match it with another $10,000. The money will go to our first major project — “2012 in 2012.” We intend to raise enough money to purchase 2012 books for the Washington County Library this year. Your contribution is fully tax deductible up to the limits of the law.  We have already raised $2,000 towards the matching grant!

If you’d like to help — or want to know more — check out our site.  We happy to take a check in the mail or you use your credit card and contribute through our secure PayPal link (it’s on our “Join” page).  You can send us an email at wclibrarypartners@gmail.com.  In addition to raising funds for our 2012 campaign, we’re looking for board members or people who can help in other ways.  (Are you good at html?)

Partners is a new, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization designed to help make the Washington County Library a great library system. Our primary mission is to raise money for public libraries.  We intend to provide support not only in the short term, but also create an endowment for the next generation of libraries and library patrons.