Sunday, April 21, 2024

Tracking Fundraising Efforts For New Library



Wonder how the fundraising is going for the new Meaford Public Library? Beginning last week, the information about the current running total can be seen on the new fundraising thermometer situated outside the new library building.

In order to reflect the new library, the thermometer is designed as a bookshelf. It shows the total funds raised through Library reserves, a $50,000 commitment from the Friends of the Meaford Library, and public donations. Each red book revealed on the thermometer indicates $75,000 in funds raised. The design and build of the thermometer was undertaken by Meaford resident Earl Helland with Jennifer Brebner providing her graphic arts talents to the project.

Peter Bantock, Chair of the Meaford Public Library Fundraising Committee, notes, “The Fundraising Committee is excited to unveil the fundraising thermometer for the new library project, and we hope it catches the eyes of people passing by. This will allow the community to watch the progress of the fundraising drive and, hopefully, encourage donations to the new library campaign.”

The Fundraising Committee has some great events planned over the summer. There will be Trunk Sales at the new library parking lot on Saturday, May 26, June 30, August 4, and September 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus the Art of Learning painting session on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop by the library for more information about these fundraisers.

Information on the new library is available at: Donations for the new library building can be made to the Friends of the Meaford Library at that website or at the Meaford Public Library.

And watch as the thermometer changes with new donations and pledges and, of course, consider making your own contribution!

Photo: A group of library supporters including Mayor Barb Clumpus (orange shirt at left) pose with the new fundraising thermometer.

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