Fundraising campaign launched to help library

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ANTIGONISH – Friends of the Antigonish Library launched a 2017 fundraising campaign to offset chronic underfunding.

As FoAL launches its 2017 fundraising campaign, Friends of the Antigonish Library (FoAL) is again soliciting the community to reach our $7500 goal. The board is deeply grateful to its dedicated annual donors. However, the library cannot rely on only large-scale donations. In the spirit of people’s power, FoAL is asking anyone who cares about the public space to donate a small amount to the cause. Every penny counts: every cent raised will go directly towards the betterment of The Peoples’ Place.

FoAL is proud to have been instrumental in establishing the MakerSpace by purchasing a Silhouette laser-cutting machine and start-up materials. Furthermore, the purchase of Little Bits coding kits has allowed for the enhancement of summer and March break programming. Unfortunately, while FoAL’s traditional role is to augment the Antigonish library’s offerings, budgetary constraints have now redirected our support towards such library basics as book purchases, youth programming, e-magazine subscriptions, and upgrading aging furniture. Without community support, not only will additional resources need to be cut, but core services will be lost.

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Community members can donate by credit card, PayPal or Interac at https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/11414. Donors are asked to choose option “2. Friends of Antigonish Library (FOAL)”. Cheques are accepted by mail c/o PARL, People’s Place Library, 283 Main Street, Antigonish, N.S. B2G 2C3. The memo line should read “FoAL”. Donations are tax deductible when issued to “Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library”.