Friday, August 12, 2011
Fond du Lac Reaches Fundraising Goal for Branch Library
Community comes through for new FdL Library branch. (Fond du Lac Reporter, 8/11/2011)
Excerpt: The Fond du Lac Public Library has surpassed its fundraising goal for a branch location near Festival Foods.
Eight weeks ago, library officials said they needed to raise $40,000 from the community to open a branch location
"This is just phenomenal," said Library Director Ken Hall in a news release. "We now have the funds to open and furnish what will be a real asset to our community. We're bowled over and very grateful."
To date, the library has received just over $42,000, including $20,000 from Fond du Lac businesswoman Judith Berger and $10,000 from an anonymous contributor who challenged the community to match that amount.
The $42,000 will be enough to paint, carpet and furnish the library branch.
East side branch to open in fall. (6/8/2011)