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.
Heating & Air Conditioning System
Because our library is usually appropriately warm or cool, you as a library patron may not be aware that for the past several years our heating/air conditioning system has been just limping along. In both winter and summer our four furnaces run constantly, and at the age of 19 years, they have far outlived their average lifespan. Repairs are frequent and expensive, but replacing the four units is so expensive that we’ve been trying not to think about this problem; now we can no longer avoid it.
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
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.
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.