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Monday, June 18, 2012

Fundraising for library collection

A $150,000 grant from the Chapel Hill Library Foundation is intended to do that by helping the library purchase an Open Day Collection that will be on shelves and ready for check out when the library reopens next spring.
But the foundation's grant is only halfway to the $300,000 needed to fill the library shelves. The foundation is depending on members of the community to pitch in to raise the remainder.

"A new Library with empty shelves is like a book with blank pages. Our community needs to band together and provide an Opening Day Collection that is the pride of Chapel Hill," Cain said in a news release.

The grant and matching donations will help the library buy 6,000 to 7,000 new items.

The grant awarded Monday was made possible by donations made through the foundation's Ensuring Excellence Campaign, which is used for library acquisitions and programs not covered in the town budget or by bond funds.

The $16.2 million in bonds approved for the renovation and expansion of the library building does not cover funding for new library materials.


Want to help?

To donate for the purchase of print, non-print, and electronic resources for our Library's Opening Day Collection, please visit

Read more: The Herald-Sun - Library gets 150K grant