Our Fundraisers, Projects & Sponsorships

The original Carnegie library building was constructed in 1903-1904. To help fund the 1985 building addition, the RDLF, then known as Friends of the Library, raised $250,000 with its “Pete the Penny” campaign. This work to improve the facility continues thanks to generous community support.

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2015 FUND DRIVE

In 2015, we did something new - a fund drive that focuses on technology and book replacement. Proceeds were used to purchase additional computers and software to enhance library usage, and replace well-worn books including some in the Bump Art Collection.

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Capital Campaign

Typically held in the spring, the Capital Campaign investments result in useful facility upgrades, including:

  • $250,000 library building addition
  • $50,000 computerized card catalog
  • $40,000 conversion to V-Cat share catalog and circulation system
  • $24,000 HVAC replacement
  • $57,000 new roofing
  • $1,500 self-checkout machine
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Ced Vig Holiday Book Fund

Named for the beloved teacher, school administrator and library advocate, the Ced Vig Holiday Book Fund has since its onset in 1984 raised more than $250,000 in funds used to purchase books for the Children’s, Young Adult and Adult Departments.

As Children’s Department Manager Tom Hurlburt notes, “One in four children’s books checked out by our patrons has the Holiday Book Fund bookplate.”

The Ced Vig Holiday Book Fund runs from December through February.

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Sponsorships

We are happy to sponsor the Dr. Seuss Day celebration in March as well as the Author Series which takes place year-round and features writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.