Library’s ‘To the Top’ $10,000 match met

Businesses who donate to the library's endowment fund will have their donations matched when the total meets $5,000.

In September 2017, H.D. Moore Library and Community Center patrons and supporters Edward Atkinson and Brenda Koskinen offered a $10,000 challenge match to benefit the Moore for the Future Endowment Fund.

Library officials are pleased to report the required $10,000 in donations have been received and matched, adding $20,000 to the endowment fund goal of $250,000.

Now, at $235,000, the endowment fund goal is within reach. The library hopes to meet it by this summer and honor the many donors with a celebration.

The Moore for the Future Endowment Fund campaign was initiated in 2013 in response to the library and community center’s increased budget requirements, and the need for a more stable annual income to maintain the building and its many services. These include a large lending library with access to wifi, computers and an expanding collection of books, DVDs and other media; cultural and social events such as concerts, art exhibits, area speakers, suppers, activity groups, annual events; and space available for rent by individuals and organizations for private or public activities.

Currently, a $5000 challenge match directed to area businesses is underway. When the library reaches this goal, the fundraising campaign will be within $5,000 of completion.

The library anticipates the remainder will be met by 2018 pledges and by donors who respond to the spring endowment appeal.

For more information about giving to this match or about library and community center services, call the library at 546-7301.