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Readers' Views: Thanks for your support

Posted 3/12/13



The Middletown Public Library expresses great appreciation to the community for the generous financial support that has come into the library in recent months.

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Readers' Views: Thanks for your support


This support has come from contributions from the Women’s Club, the Kiwanis Club, the IOOF and Red Rose Rebekah lodges and the fundraising appeal that went out to the general public in early winter.

Also, thank you to the Borough of Middletown for their successful Christmas activities in Hoffer Park, which resulted in a very generous financial contribution that will support the library’s outreach in the months ahead.

In addition to the above-mentioned activities, individuals have stepped forward to offer their support in various ways: Joe Dailey, who offered his restaurant for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser; the Girl Scouts, who had a Dr. Seuss day in March; a proposed Zumbathon; a Penn State organization willing to volunteer where needed as a community service project; and other people who have volunteered to help with fundraising or wherever necessary.

During a period of uncertainty, it was heartwarming to have people come forward and ask what they could do.

There is a great love in this community for the library and its programs, and everyone is concerned about what would happen if this organization would cease to function. We are not anticipating that happening, if people continue to be interested and offer support that will maintain its presence in this town.

Thank you to all who have realized that without the library, our town would lose an important part of its integrity, and we would all be the poorer for it.

We sincerely look forward to the months ahead as we pursue this new independent venture.

                                                                                                              Sandra Robbins

(The writer is the chairman of the Library Board, and has written the letter on behalf of the board.)