I’d love for you to stop by and visit me in the historic district of Slatington, Pennsylvania. PLEASE donate to my GoFundMe Campaign at bit.ly/slatingtonlibrary .
In case you don’t know me, I am the Slatington Public Library, Inc., the literacy hub of the Northern Lehigh School District area and a safe place for people to access amenities that might not be available at home. I love my community and am so very happy when people visit me. My visitors come to borrow books, magazines, DVDs, or audiotapes. I offer public computers with free internet access as well as a quiet place to study. I invite you to come in and find out about many free programs and services that truly benefit everyone in my community and especially those who are less fortunate. If you prefer to use technology at home I also have eBooks and eMagazines, and internet applications including a regional online card catalog and Rosetta Stone. Plus, there are many more programs for adults and children and EVERYTHING is free with a free library card! Two very sweet and knowledgeable librarians will be here to greet you and help you find what you need. The brick and mortar part of me was constructed in 1897, so my old bones are kind of creaky. This is where you might be able to help me.
I desperately need some help with building repairs and upgrades. Oh, I am really quite charming, but my age is beginning to show, and I could use some “body” work to keep me current. One of the projects I have on my list is the installation of an elevator to make me ADA compliant, and I already have a grant of $45,000 from the Trexler Foundation and an anonymous donation of $10,000 to get us started, but I am going to need $15,000 more to make this happen. The installation of the elevator is going to require other necessary repairs. I won’t kid you… the list is long but, I want my guests to feel cozy and my precious contents to be safe. I’m not all about looks, but I wouldn’t mind making a good first impression! And I also know that a future full of passionate, educated readers will enhance my community.
I do not have a guaranteed income and I don’t live in an affluent area. I depend on donations from patrons and municipal and state support with my monthly upkeep and bills. Operational expenses are many. Income is sparse. I am on a tight budget, so I can really make good use of GoFundMe donations to help with my “body work” and upgrades. I am so grateful for your support.