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Richards Library's capital campaign is moving forward

WARRENSBURG - Richards Library's fundraising efforts - to complete its expansion project - are continuing to move ahead.

On Saturday June 27, Richards Library will be holding a coin drop fundraiser in downtown Warrensburg on Main St. at the intersection of Rte 418, near Hudson Headwaters Health Center. Readers are asked to be generous - and drive carefully past the volunteers, which include members of Friends of Richards Library and library trustees.

Also, citizens are encouraged to remember Richards Library with a charitable donation in memory of someone or in recognition of a special person - or in one's own estate planning. The generosity of our area townspeople is truly appreciated.

Recently, the Warrensburg Wrestling Club presented a check for $250 towards Richards Library's capital campaign.

The Library also has received a matching grant from the state Department of Education for $42,000, and an additional $10,000 from the Charles R. Wood Foundation, which takes us further towards the library's fundraising goal.

These monetary amounts will soon be seen on our campaign "tally board." Sincere thanks to all who have donated, or helped with the grant application process.

Summer hours will begin shortly at the library. The library will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and be open afternoons on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Tuesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 623-3011.

The artwork of Warrensburg Central High School students will be on exhibit at Richards Library all summer. It is wonderful to see a tradition continued. Many talented students have had their art displayed for the enjoyment of our citizens.

The state's summer reading program for elementary-age children begins the first week of July and will run through mid-August. This year's program is entitled "Be Creative at Your Library. Library Director Sarah Farrar will be assisting these young readers in their reading choices.

As always, there is an ongoing book sale in the Library's vestibule. This sale includes hardbacks and paperback adult books, children, junior and young adult selections, cookbooks, audio readers, and some videos. Offerings change daily, so folks are encouraged to stop in and browse for their summer reading or listening enjoyment.

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