Library fundraising campaign aims to raise $125,000

"So, I think it's going to be fun," she added.

Other ideas include "Dinner with Friends," where a member of the Friends of the Library could have a picnic or dinner with friends and family, but actually charge them to come.

Trombly said the trustees have also contacted the family of Julius Caesar Hubbell, of whom the current library is a memorial.

"They're having a big 100th family reunion thing going on this summer," said Trombly. "We thought, 'Maybe they don't all know that we're doing this.'"

Trombly hopes by having them contacted, they may want to help.

"If we get anything, great. If we don't, oh well. At least it's another effort," she said.

One of the main reasons Trombly hopes people will give money towards the library is because with the current economy, the bigger library space is needed.

"People who have lost their jobs have had to cut back," she said. "So, now they can't buy books, they can't buy videos for their kids. They maybe had to get rid of their cable or Internet, so they don't have computers."

"The hope is by expanding this space ... that we'll be able to expand those services," added Trombly. Another reason the money is needed is because the new library will allow for handicapped accessibility.

"Our library is not," she said. "We have a lot of seniors, they just can't get in [the current library] because they can't climb the stairs."

For more information on donating to the library, call 846-7676. All donations are tax-deductible. People may also send donations to P.O. Box 88, Chazy N.Y. 12921.

"We're just trying to make it a community event," said Trombly. "We want everybody to be involved and everybody to want to take ownership of this."

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