The private funding thermometer rose by $13,847 in April, bringing the total to $36,166, or 30.2 percent of the 2023 goal

Donations made up the largest portion, and included $5K from the Kelly Foundation (part of the Kelly Automotive Group) and $500 from the Groundhog Lodge — as well as many individual gifts. Thank you to all!

Revenue from online Tee Time ticket sales totaled nearly $3K, and the Friends’ Book Nook raised another $722 last month. Finally, cash receipts of $650 for lost and damaged items, printing/copying, and room rentals, rounded out the rest.

With four months complete and eight months left, the gap is $83,671, or $10,459 per month on average.

If you missed last month’s Friends Used Book Sale, be sure to check out the Book Nook right next to the lecture room all year long, There are hundreds of great books, puzzles and media for all ages — all at great prices — with new items added weekly! You’re sure to find something fun and special for yourself or a loved one. All proceeds benefit the library.