The Cedar Springs Public Library has now hit $30,000 in its efforts towards earning a $50,000 matching grant.
“I really think we can do it,” said Library Director Donna Clark, referring to the other $20,000 needed.
The Library building fund committee has been hard at work with businesses and community partners since last fall on setting up fundraisers to meet the goal. One such fundraiser that occurred last week was the all-you-can-eat taco bar at Big Boy’s. According to the committee, donations and ticket sales at the event topped $1,300 for the Library (including $40 in t-shirt sales).
“Our thanks to everyone who came to support our library and to the many volunteers, management and the restaurant staff who gave their time and energy to the cause,” said Fundraising co-chairs Vicky Babcock and Alicia Imhoff. Author David Stricklen came to sign his books despite having knee surgery mere hours before the event. You can check out his website at www.blackwaterpond.com.
For a complete listing of upcoming library events and to donate via paypal, visit cedarsprings.llcoop.org.