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Letter to the editor: Support the Richmond Hill Library
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Editor’s note: This is an open letter to community members.

Hello Friend, As you may or may not know, our Richmond Hill Library has been approved for major renovation. The project is moving forward with funding from a variety of sources. Information presented to the Bryan County Library Board indicates the project will receive $2 million from the State of Georgia, $1.4 million from SPLOST funds from Bryan County, and $20,000 from the Richmond Hill Friends of the Library, with some additional state monies. However, additional funds will be needed to complete the project, especially in the areas of furnishings and materials. This is where our community can help.

Join us at one of two meetings FOL will hold: Tuesday, June 28 at10 a.m. and Tuesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Both meetings will take place in the Conference room at the Richmond Hill Library, 9607 Ford Avenue.

These meetings will be a reorganization effort for the Friends. As they are the first meetings since the Covid disruption, they will be a time to consider initiating new projects and continuing old ones, all with the view of furthering FOL’s mission: to promote literacy in the community and, particularly, to provide financial support for our library. The Friends, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, supports many library activities, including the Summer Reading Program. For years, FOL has hosted large book sales as its primarily fund-raising effort. FOL expects to continue book sales, but also hopes to consider other fundraising possibilities.

Come see the plans for our new library, examine the estimates for what funding holes remain, and offer your suggestions for additional ways to support our library. No one member can do everything, but everyone together can do much to continue supporting our library and to help make the renovation a success.

Sincerely yours, 

Sue Sharp, President, RHFOL Gloria Shearin, Vice-President, RHFOL Linda Allison, Secretary, RHFOL Louise Meurer, Treasurer, RHFOL

P.S. Can’t attend but want to help? Opportunities will be ongoing as this community project unfolds. In the meantime, join the Friends, or reactivate your membership> Membership forms are on the available at the library and on the Richmond Hill Friends of the Library Facebook page. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted by mail (P. O. Box 939), or may be dropped off at the Friends box at the library. Donations are tax deductible.

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