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Halfway There for '2,012 in 2012' Book Campaign

You want to help kids and seniors? Now is the time — before a $10,000 matching grant to the Library Partners runs out!

Thank you if you're one of the folks who have sent a check to us in the past 2 weeks.  

We have just about reached the $5,000 mark in money raised. But time is running out on our matching grant. The grant — for up to $10,000 — has a September 30 deadline. I don't want to leave money on the table or leave books off the shelves!

The "2012 in 2012" campaign is designed to raise enough money so the Washington County Library system can buy an additional 2,012 books this year.  The library's budget has been cut — times are tough, we all know that — but it means 10,000 fewer books being purchased this year and children and seniors are the ones bearing the brunt of the cut. 

40% of all the materials checked out of Washington County libraries are for children. That's one of the critical needs. The other need is LARGE PRINT books for adults (mostly seniors) who have failing eyesight or some kind of vision disability.  Can you help them — before September 30? 

Your gift is tax deductible (we are a 501(c)(3) charity). You can contribute now through PayPal on our website or you can send a check to Washington County Library Partners, PO Box 25434, Woodbury, MN 55125.

Check out our website at www.librarypartners.org to contribute or for more information. Thanks!

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