[Nameplate] Fair ~ 54°F  
High: 76°F ~ Low: 51°F
Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

A second Linton library fundraiser being planned

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

(Photo)
The Linton Public Library's past "Chair-ity Fundraiser" was a big hit -- with $1,000 being raised to match recent stimulus funds received by the local library. The chair created by Main Street Gifts in Linton received the highest bid during the fundraiser. Shown here (left) are Linton Public Library Director Shelley Williams and Adult Librarian Michelle Zentko presenting Main Street Gift owner Vickie Doris with a plaque for raising the most money.
(By Timberly Ferree) [Order this photo]
The Linton Public Library's past "Chair-ity Fundraiser" was a big hit -- with $1,000 being raised to match recent stimulus funds received by the local library.

Shelley Williams, who serves as the library director, said a second "Chairity Fundraiser" will take place in the future with proceeds going back to the library.

The idea for the fundraiser was to get local individuals, organizations, groups or businesses to commit to taking a chair and decorating or restructuring it so that it could be auctioned off to the highest bidder, she explained in an interview with the Greene County Daily World.

The chair created by Main Street Gifts in Linton received the highest bid during the first fundraiser, Williams said.

Look for the second "Chair-ity" to take place later this year. As with the past project, chairs will be available at no cost from the library.

The Linton Public Library was awarded an USDA grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- which required a match. The original "Chair-ity" fundraiser benefited this match, Williams noted.

These funds were made available just for libraries and the grant purchased additional shelving for the library. Extra shelving had been a need in the building since it was constructed.

"Extra pieces were added to the ends -- where we didn't have enough (shelving) and now we do," Williams explained.

The genealogy department was in great need of the extra shelving.

"Genealogy was packed full and needed the extra space," she added.

The library received the $5,000 grant -- which required a match of $4,500.

"The $1,000 raised from the 'Chair-ity' event and other gift funds were used for that (match)," Williams explained.



Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration. If you already have an account on this site, enter your username and password below. Otherwise, click here to register.

Username:

Password:  (Forgot your password?)

Your comments:
Please be respectful of others and try to stay on topic.