That is 36,000 additional dollars for the Library's budget for fiscal year 2010-2011.
We are thrilled with this response, and we still have a long ways to go to reach our goal of $250,000. That is the amount needed to increase library hours for next fiscal year. (City Administration has indicated their intent to maintain current funding of $400,000 for next fiscal year.)
At the recent Library Summit, there were numerous ideas for long-term fundraising, including another ballot measure, and starting a foundation. The Fund Our Library Campaign is short-term fundraising - to keep the Library open while long-term funding is established.
The Fund Our Library Campaign is not just for PG residents. Anyone and everyone can make a contribution of any amount. And if you know of anyone or any organization that might be willing to make a matching grant, please let us know!
Every penny contributed to the Fund Our Library Campaign will be used for the Library, and only for the Library. Donors have the option of specifying if they would like their contribution to be used for: operating expenses; books, CDs and DVDs; or “greatest need.”
Thank You for Your Support!