Earlier this year the Gibsons Library completed some much needed renovations, incorporating underused space in the foyer into the main area of the Library which is now used for a Teen area. As part of the larger Library Renovation project the Library is now raising funds for the Children’s Library.
Danielle Aresenault, the Young Person’s Librarian said “the goal is to create a more vibrant, engaging, spacious and user-friendly children’s area that we hope will inspire children and their families for years to come”.
To raise funds the Library is participating in a pilot community crowdsourcing project; to date community members have donated close to $4,000 towards the project by pledging funds through Wayblaze, the community crowdfunding platform.
To help the Library reach its target the Gibsons & District Public Library Foundation announced that they will match every dollar donated to the fundraising project up to a maximum of $5,000.
Tracey Therrien, Library Director, explained that between now and the Dec. 12 deadline each donation will be matched by the Library Foundation: “We encourage existing donors and potential new donors to donate between now and Dec. 12 to help us reach our target”.
Donations can be made at the Library or by visiting wayblaze.com
The Gibsons & District Library Foundation’s mission is to generate long-term funding in support of the Gibsons Library and its services. It does this by receiving gifts, bequests, and funds on behalf of the Library. To find out more about the Library foundation please visit: gibsonslibraryfoundation.org