Tuesday, October 5, 2010
New Jersey's Princeton Public Library Turns 100 in Style
Link to October 5 Times of Trenton article, "Book it: Library turns 100".
Excerpt: A multimillion dollar endowment. A beautiful three-story, state-of-the-art building. A place that many in town have come to think of as Princeton's living room.
Those are just some of the achievements the community will celebrate when the Princeton Public Library marks its 100th birthday this weekend with a variety of activities.
As of yesterday, $9.85 million had been raised toward the goal of having a $10 million endowment in time for the library's centennial celebration Sunday, a day library officials hope to be an auspicious one considering that the date is 10-10-10.
Library Executive Director Leslie Burger and her staff have been working nonstop over the last several weeks to prepare for the occasion and meet the library's centennial fundraising goal.
In the race to the finish over the past month, Burger has solicited more than a dozen $25,000 gifts for the endowment, and about two weeks ago, she raised $130,000 in just one day.