It’s Time to “Give a Dime” (or lots of dimes) to the Library Foundation
The Wright Memorial Public Library Foundation would like to raise at least one dime for every item the library has in its collection this year. That’s 148,000 dimes, or $14,800. The Foundation has launched its annual fund drive, with the theme "Building a Strong Foundation for Our Community." One of the Foundation's immediate priorities is to contribute to an important facility update that will renovate the interior of the library and upgrade its technology.
In the past the Foundation has provided funds for the Summer Family Blanket Concert series, guest speakers, the Summer Reading Club, a strategic planning consultant, additions to the library collection, and a special computer with educational software for children.
A long term goal for the Foundation is to build an endowment to ensure excellent library services for future generations of Wright Library patrons.
The Foundation was created in 1997 to operate exclusively for the purpose of advancing the goals, objectives, and priorities of the Wright as established by the Board of Trustees of Wright Memorial Public Library. The Foundation is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation. Funds from the Library's budget were not used for the fundraising drive.
Oakwood residents will receive an annual appeal letter in the mail. Library patrons who live outside of Oakwood may pick up a contribution form at the Library, or print a form from the Foundation’s Web site.
Gifts to the Library Foundation are welcome throughout the year and will make a difference to one of the Oakwood community's unique resources.