GREENVILLE AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

SERVING GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY

AMOUNT DONATED: $3,869

The Mission of the Greenville Area Public Library is to make a positive contribution to the cultural and intellectual life of our Greenville area and the personal enrichment of its residents by providing quality materials, responsive service, and relevant technologies for all members of our community.

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Giving Week Progress:

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $15,000

  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

Along with the wide variety of materials available for people to check out or use online, the Library provides programs for all ages.

Read to Me encourages reading in families with infants. Story Hour has crafts, stories, and social times for 3-7 year olds. Book Bunches develop critical reading skills in early- and late-elementary students. Kids and teens explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while building with LEGOs or blocks or as part of Makers Camp.

Monthly programs for teens also include art and game days. The Teen Activity Board helps keep teens involved with books and the Library as they shape Library services or volunteer with younger patrons.

For adults, the Library presents a variety of book clubs and programs which have included movie screenings, cooking classes, crafts and lectures that teach new skills, encourage life-long learning, and provide social interaction.

The Library also provides space for community organizations to gather, computers for personal or school use and employment searches, and support for a variety of social services.

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

Much of our funding comes from investments, which were adversely affected by market losses in 2020. Our endowment proceeds were down almost 11%. A trust that funds 60% of our budget produced 8.7% less income for 2021. Municipal support as also been cut by 33% over the last three years.

While we do our best to keep these funding issues from affecting our patrons, our ability to provide services going forward will be severely impacted if we cannot make up some of these losses.

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