As of Tuesday, February 26, 2013
To the editor:
The Dalles-Wasco County Library Foundation would like to publicly thank The Dalles Lions Club for its generous contribution towards our library expansion project. The Foundation has been working to raise funds for a new space at our library devoted to our children and youth. With the Lions’ help, the Foundation is well on its way to raising the matching funds needed for this project.
The new addition will free up space in the main library room for all patrons. It will include a children’s programming area, dedicated activity and reading areas, and expanded collection and seating space. The second level will include a young adult space with seating areas, technology center, collection space and study rooms.
The Foundation’s goal is to raise $200,000 of the estimated $1.2 million cost from local contributions in order to make successful grant applications for the remaining dollars needed. A local family has pledged to match funds raised up to $100,000.
The Foundation encourages all readers of this letter to consider offering their support, both financially and otherwise, to this beneficial improvement to our public library and community.