The Library Monthly
By Rebecca Bassich, Library Director
Malvern Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration 1917-2017
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Carnegie Library in Malvern, Iowa. The library first opened its doors on June 2, 1917, and continues to be a crucial force in the education and promotion of literacy and other service-based programs in southwest Iowa. Read on to learn how you can join us in celebrating this historic Carnegie Centennial event!
Carnegie Library Centennial Fundraiser:
Families, individuals and organizations are invited to support the Friends of the Malvern Public Library in their new fundraising campaign with the goal of furthering library restoration and revitalization projects. Your generous contribution to the Friends of the Library will help fund three key objectives:
Renovation of the historic Carnegie library is planned. This includes implementing crucial repairs to the building foundation, roofing and other maintenance projects that lend to preserving the integrity of the Carnegie library structure.
Continually upgrading and expanding the library inventory of computer equipment will support a state-of-the-art learning environment within the library for public use.
Strengthening and diversifying library collections will support teaching, learning, and research through the acquisition of books and other media, and the assembly of unique special collections tailored toward language acquisition, the library’s historic Archives and more.
Pledge Your Support:
Your support of this project will make a direct and lasting impact in the lives of Malvern youth and the wider community for generations to come. While this fundraiser is ongoing, all donations received by June 2, 2017 will merit the donor a special mention in our July publication of the Library Monthly. Donors whose monetary gifts match the following pledge levels will receive a very special “Thank You” gift:
$100 – Your Name on the Commemorative Centennial Wall Hanging
This specially framed print will be a permanent fixture in our library’s historic Malvern corner, memorializing the names of all donors whose pledge amounts match $100 or more. You will also receive the beautifully crafted Felix Summers coffee mug and coaster for your generous support.
$50 – Felix Summers Coffee Mug & Coaster
The iconic art of Felix Summers wonderfully captures the spirit of Malvern in all her historic charm and whimsy. For your support, we will gift you with our commemorative coffee mug and coaster set that is sure to make a beautiful addition to any home kitchen.
$25 – Felix Summers Coffee Mug
For your pledge of $25, you will receive a specially crafted coffee mug depicting the iconic art of Felix Summers which so wonderfully captures the Malvern spirit.
How to Donate:
A long-term commitment isn’t necessary when it comes to making a lasting impact. Every dollar you donate will go toward furthering the impact of the collection, educational programs and community services at your local library.
Please submit donations in the form of a check to the following address:
ATTN: Friends of the Malvern Public Library
502 Main St. PO Box 180.
Malvern, IA. 51551.
For any questions regarding the fundraiser, please contact Library Director, Rebecca Bassich, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling this phone number: 712-624-8554.
Details on the June 2, 2017 Malvern Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration will be published in the next edition – stay tuned!
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