The private funding thermometer rose by $6,548 in June, bringing the total at the halfway point of the year to $45,297, or 37.8 percent of the goal.

General donations accounted for $5,500 of the total, with the Friends’ Book Nook adding almost $600 last month.

Cash receipts of roughly $400 for lost and damaged items, printing/copying, and room rentals rounded out the rest.

With another six months to go, the gap is $74,540, or $12,423 per month on average.

Good news! We have once again been selected to receive a $6K Public Library Association/AT&T Digital Literacy Grant to hold more computer/digital literacy workshops, such as those we held last fall and winter. Stay tuned for info coming soon.

We have also been selected for a $1.5K grant to support education and awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program from the Federal Communications Commission. The program helps connect families and households with the internet access they need for work, school, healthcare and more at a reduced cost.

The funds from these grants are separate from the private-funding goal — and much appreciated!

You can help the library throughout the year in a multitude of ways. Visit the support page for ideas and check back next month for July results.