Gilmanton library group raises enough money to stay open until February
The privately owned library, one of three libraries in town, but the only one running year-round, was opened in 2009. The library sought financial support from the voters at Town Meeting that year but voters said no.
After the last vote in March, the library association said it only had enough funds to get through November. But the association has been meeting since then to find new sources of funding, and has had a strong response from town residents, Kirby said.
Of the money raised, $10,000 came from the “400 Club,” an effort started by some residents asking 400 people to donate $100. So far, 100 people have made the donation, she said.
Despite the strong private support, Kirby said the association will be forced to go back to voters again next March to ask for financial support.
“Even if we do make it to the $45,000 with private donations, it’s hard to sustain that kind of funding, and you can’t do any long-range planning because you don’t know if the money will be there,” she said.
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