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Montoursville’s Konkle Library – Capital Hits 50% mark Campaign and beyond
W.B. Konkle Memorial Library announced on Monday a mile-stone in its successful comprehensive philanthropic campaign “Time to Refresh” for the renovation of the interior of the library. The “Time to Refresh” campaign committee reports having raised more than $210,000, the largest fundraising initiative in its history towards the initial goal of $325,000.
Robert Weaver, campaign co-chair, is pleased to announce the success and indicated that the campaign banner on front of the library has brought about a lot of community excitement and interest. “Within the first week, we had residents stopping in to find out more about the campaign and how they can participate,” according to Weaver.
Rex Hilton, Honorary Chair, said that the “Time to Refresh” clearly identifies the scope and focus of our campaign. The Konkle Library continues to be an integral part of the Montoursville community and surrounding areas, and it is important that we make sure it provides what is needed for today and into the future. The generous early response clearly shows the community support”.
As the library undergoes a major renovation of its space, the goal is to improve accommodations for people of all ages and abilities. This project addresses the need to accommodate both the physically challenged and our youngest populations. The new configuration creates more private units for tutoring, research and private reading areas.
Those who are interested can stop in to pick up a contribution form, or call 570-368-1840 to have a brochure mailed. Online donations can also be made by visiting: www.fcfpartnership.org/give/donate-online and choosing “Konkle Memorial Library Fund.” The campaign committee is comprised of Rex Hilton, Honorary Chair; Robert Weaver and Donna Miller, campaign co-chairs; Dennis Correll, Board President; and Rosemary Holmes and Krista Wise, board members.
Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary
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The Konkle Memorial Library has joined forces with the American Library Association to participate in the Libraries Transform campaign. Libraries Transform highlights how libraries are community centers of information, technology and learning that fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens. Libraries contribute to education, employment, entrepreneurship, engagement and empowerment, and are catalysts for powerful individual and community change. Please share your “because” statement about how the library has helped transform your life!