North Bend Eagle



Library recieves anonymous $50,000 donation

posted 6/13/08

It wasn’t even July, but Christmas came early for the North Bend Friends of the Library and the North Bend Library Foundation when they received another large donation to the library building fund.

The North Bend Foundation received an anonymous donation of $50,000 for the library building fund.


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“Words cannot express how grateful the Friends and the Foundation are for this extremely generous donation for our project,” Mariann von Rein said. She serves as chairman of the Library Foundation. “It just puts us closer to our goal of a new library.”

Aimee Peters, president of the Friends and von Rein both agree that the community support for the library fund raising has been amazing.

“Every project we have held has been well attended and supported,” Peters said. “Young mothers to energetic seniors have been working hard on this project.”

The building project was begun almost three years ago with preliminary research being done. However, fund raising for the project began last year with the bake sale at Old Settlers.

The group also received another $25,000 this past week from Jim and Sandra Kruger towards their pledge of $100,000 for the library. These two large donations brought the current total for the project close to $202,000.

The Krugers additional $50,000 pledged brings the total raised/ pledged to $252,000. The Friends of the Library are now concentrating on looking for grants for this project.

The Friends of the Library have two fund raising projects in the near future. They will be the Smoke Off for Old Settler on Friday evening and a community garage sale on August 2. Anyone wishing to get involved with these projects should contact Aimee Peters or attend a Friends’ meeting the third Monday each month at 7 p.m. at the library.

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