October 1, 2017
As we wrap up celebrating 60 years of service to the community, we are energized and looking forward to new opportunities. I invite you to make an annual contribution that will support completion of three significant projects that will transform Fredricksen Library.
Vitally Needed Lower Level Entrance
The lower level Walnut Street entrance will provide easy access to parents with strollers and young children, as well as individuals with mobility challenges. In addition to easier access, patrons will have the ability to check books out on the lower floor. The cost of this project is estimated to be $150,000.
Business and Career Center
Workforce development is a priority not only for local municipalities, but also the nation. The Center will provide skill building programs and resources to promote professional development, as well as opportunities to expand entrepreneurial efforts and small businesses. The cost of creating and running the Business and Career Center is $150,000.
Public libraries are uniquely poised to engage young minds using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) activities that challenge children to experiment, collaborate, learn by trial and error, and prepare for success in a technology-focused world. To strengthen these efforts, we are constructing a dedicated makerspace for children ages 6-15. The cost of this project is $70,600, of which $23,650 has been secured from the John Crain Kunkel Foundation and the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation.
We continue to expand unique, cutting edge programs, as well as collections, that are free to the public, but not free to us. Please consider a generous gift so that we can meet the changing and challenging needs of the communities we serve. With your support Fredricksen Library and East Pennsboro Branch will transform lives with the power of information, imagination, and ideas. Thank you!
Margaret Pepe, Board President
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