and thanks to all who bring their McCaffery’s receipts into the library.
The Foundation has received over $420 in McCaffery’s donations since we began collecting receipts in January!
So keep those McCaffery’s receipts coming in.
To celebrate Father’s Day, from now through 6/15/2014, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate an extra $5 for each customer who makes an eligible purchase at smile.amazon.com in support of Cranbury Library Foundation Inc. This is in addition to the regular donation of 0.5% of the purchase price. Click here to get started!
The Foundation had another successful Bites for Books at Teddy’s on May 12 netting another $130 donation. Thanks to everyone who dined at Teddy’s that evening and to George for supporting our campaign for a new community library! Look for more ‘Bites for Books’ events this fall.
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The Foundation had another successful Bites for Books at Teddy’s on March 10 netting another $230 donation. Thanks to everyone who dined at Teddy’s that evening and to George for supporting our campaign for a new community library! Our next Bites for Books will be on Monday, May 12. I hope I’ll see you there!
The Foundation is now collecting receipts from McCaffrey’s Market as part of their 1% program. McCaffery’s will donate 1% of the total of receipts we collect and turn in. We have already received $168 for the receipts we turned in for January and February! So keep the receipts coming!
Thanks to a sizable donation from a private donor and matching funds from the Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society the new library will have a Cranbury History Archive.
The Cranbury Public Library Foundation received a pledge of $45,000 from the Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society (CHPS) to help fund a Cranbury History Archive in the new library facility being planned. “The History Archive will have compact shelving in a room designed for archival storage,” said Kirstie Venanzi, Library Board President and member of the Foundation. “We have to work out all the details, but this archive will allow people to access historical documents whenever the library is opened.”
The funding for the History Archive was spurred by another donor to the Library Foundation. This donor, who wishes to remain anonymous for now, offered a challenge grant. The donor would pledge $26,000 to fund the History Archive if CHPS would pledge the remaining funds needed. “We are so excited to receive these donations,” said Marilynn Mullen, Library Director. “The local library is the logical place to store and access historical documents. The library is delighted to be partnering with the Historical Society in preserving Cranbury’s history.”
Jo D Andrews, CHPS president, was thrilled that CHPS unanimously voted to fund the History Archive. “Both of our organizations have an interest in preserving Cranbury’s history by safeguarding primary source documents,” she said. “The History Archive in the new library is a great way to accomplish this!”
The Library Foundation assured CHPS that their society would retain ownership of all their materials, even if stored in the library. Detailed instructions will be written up on exactly how the materials are to be stored and accessed by library users. The library staff will take requests for materials and retrieve them from the archive. To view very old, fragile, materials, users may be asked to wear protective gloves and use special book stands to hold the item.