Thank you to everyone who supported the San Juan Island Library’s efforts to raise funds toward the purchase of property for the new library building project from August 12-15 at the Fair.
We were grateful to join the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s matching grant program which highlights organizations in our community, and draws attention to current and future needs.
We are thrilled to announce that we surpassed our goal and raised more than $27,000! Through your support we earned two extra $500 bonus grants for the highest dollar amount raised on Wednesday, and the highest number of individual donors on Thursday, as well as the Foundation’s $1,000 matching grant for our first $1,000 raised.
In addition to the funds raised, your participation confirms the strong interest and commitment this community has in building a new library!! We will continue to work hard on this project to make that dream come true.
This project has a long way to go- -to acquire the property alone will likely cost more than $1,000,000, but with widespread community support like yours, we can get there!