Thank you to all the Friends and other supporters who donated to our GoFundMe campaign to help the Orange County Public Library after it was recently flooded. We raised $1,500 in total–which was well over our campaign goal! We are no longer accepting donations for this campaign; however, we encourage you to join the Friends of the Library or renew your membership and keep supporting our community library. For more information, pick up an application form in the library or download the application form here.
The Main Orange County Public Library sustained significant flooding during the winter storm this past week. Most of the damage occurred in the Teen Room and the Children’s section of the library. The library lost books in Youth Services, play equipment in the Little Learning Lounge (the space for youngest customers), and furniture in the Teen Room, among other damages.
While staff continues to assess the damage, the Friends of OCPL will be collecting financial donations to offset any expenses not covered by insurance. The Friends have set up a GoFundMe to collect donations. Our initial goal is $1,000. Please go here to donate now.
We will also accept donations by check. Please mail to: FOCPL, PO Box 1238, Hillsborough NC 27278-1238. Write “Flood Donation” in the memo line of your check.
The library plans to reopen on Saturday, January 14. Library leadership will remain in close contact with the Friends regarding the flood damage. We hope all Friends members will show their support of our wonderful library, and please share this fund-raising campaign.
Our Books & Brews fundraising event at the Hot Tin Roof was a lot of fun for everyone who attended, despite the stormy weather that night! A raffle was held to give away some great prizes donated by local businesses, including a book from Purple Crow and gift certificates from Haven Salon, Radius, and Matthew’s Chocolates. The husbands of FOCPL Board members Marcia Cameron and Robin Crawford graciously volunteered to tend bar, and they kept the drinks coming!
What kind of fundraising events would you get excited about attending? Share your thoughts in the comments or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.