Today, when my local library kindly called to inform me that the books I requested had arrived, I was also informed that the library is forced to cut their operating hours. The librarian went on to say that local town had decided to not finacially support the library in 2021.
My first daughter was basically born in this library. We've spent countless hours assembling puzzles, attending classes, meeting local authors, printing material for school, using the computers and of course borrowing books, CD's, DVD's. I've saved thousands of dollars using the Camden Library. More than this, I have friends today whose frienship originated at the Camden Library. It frustrates me that this little library is forced to cut back staff and reduce operating hours.
The community NEEDS this library to operate more than ever - to its fullest extent !
It is a meeting place for the community.
It is a light in the community.
This library is a precious gem. Local school children and children alike need the resources that this library offers. NOW more than ever.
Please consider donating whatever is possible. Normally the Town of Camden donates $20,000 to the library so I am dreaming big and setting the goal at $25,000. :-) THANK YOU.
NOTE: This fundraising effort is apart of GoFundMe Charity. All money raised is automatically routed to the benefitting nonprofit Camden Library Association not the Organizer.
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