Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us!

The Cranbury Public Library wishes everyone a year of luck, health and prosperity as we celebrate the Year of the Monkey!

The Chinese community invites you to come celebrate the Lunar New Year on Saturday, February 27  from 12 to 3 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury.  This event is a fundraiser to support the construction of the new Cranbury Public Library. Enjoy delicious homemade food and fun activities while supporting a great cause.  Tickets are $30/adult, $15/child, and children 5 and under are free. Tickets are very limited, and can be purchased at the library.

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2015 Fundraising Recap

Thank you to everyone who helped to make 2015 a great year for fundraising.  As you may recall, the Foundation sent out a letter in early November updating the community on our project.   Since then we have received 96 donations – 45 from new donors – for a total of more than $75,000!

Besides individual donations, the Foundation receives funds from businesses that support our ongoing fundraising efforts with programs of their own.  It’s your participation in these programs that makes them so successful.  Three of the programs are:

McCaffrey’s Receipts – The library collects your receipts from McCaffrey’s Market and turns them in to the store monthly for a 1% match.  In 2015 the Foundation received $1,363.37 in matching funds!  This in the second year we have participated.  The total given by McCaffrey’s is $2,309.86.  So keep those receipts coming – they do add up!

Amazon Smile – Did you know when you shop online at Amazon you can help raise money for the new library?  It’s easy!  Place your order at AmazonSmile  and choose to support the Cranbury Library Foundation.  The library receives 0.5% from most purchases.  So far we’ve earned $108.65.  Help us earn even more in 2016 by shopping AmazonSmile!

Bites For Books – Many of you have enjoyed a meal at Teddy’s Restaurant during one of our Bites for Books events.  Because of your participation and George’s support, Teddy’s has donated $1,183.00 to the campaign for a new library!  Watch for more events in 2016.  Our next one is scheduled for February 9!

The Library Board has worked with the architect to make our project shovel ready.   We hope to break ground in 2016 and with your support we will!

FREESTANDING LIBRARY/COMMUNITY CENTER UPDATE

We need your financial support NOW to finish the capital campaign in 2016!

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Over 500 households and businesses have contributed to this capital campaign!  Just this month, the capital campaign of the Cranbury Public Library Foundation achieved $2.0 MM.  Engineering drawings are completed, and when we have achieved $2.9 MM, we will break ground.

Read the full UPDATE here.

Thank You for Your Support

This ThaThank younksgiving the Cranbury Public Library Foundation wants to thank our 500+ supporters for helping us reach over $2 million in our capital campaign for a new library.

We want to break ground in 2016!

You can help by sharing this message and spreading the word that the Cranbury Public Library Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2015.

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On Giving Tuesday, help us create a buzz about the library campaign by:

  1. Downloading the I gave! icon and sharing it on your social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  2. Sharing the donor profiles we will be posting to the library’s Facebook page during the day on Tuesday.
  3. Encouraging your friends and neighbors to give back to their community by supporting the campaign for a new library!

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Did you know?

PayPal wants December 1, 2015 to be the biggest day of online giving in history — and the Cranbury Public Library Foundation can be a part of it.

PayPal is aiming to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for most money raised online for charity in 24 hours on #GivingTuesday 2015. #GivingTuesday also kicks-off PayPal’s month-long “Give Cheer” campaign, adding 1% to all donations made to any charity in the U.S. PayPal Giving Fund in the month of December when the gift is made through the donation page on PayPal. Since PayPal already waives fees on donations made through this giving portal, 101% of donations will be delivered to the Library Foundation all month long!

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