Capital Campaign 2017
“Why should I support this campaign?”
Poet Archibald MacLeish said, “What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists.”
Delmar has had a library since 1940, in various sizes and locations. In the early 1980s, the Library moved to its permanent location at the corner of Bi-State Boulevard and Grove Street. Its location is ideal for town residents: one block from the Town’s traffic light, across the street from the Delmar Fire Department, five blocks from the Town’s Middle and High School, and within walking distance of most Town residents. Having a library in a small town like Delmar, like having a strong school system, adds to the value of the community and makes it a selling point for people looking to buy a home and settle here.
Supporting the Capital Campaign increases our ability to service the growing community. Our library is currently too small to successfully serve all the people who want to use it. We receive requests for 100 people who want to attend a program in a room that can only accommodate 50, and we want to serve the 100! This was an indication we needed to grow. We want to accommodate services that support the community like AARP’s volunteer free tax preparation for our community’s low-income and elderly residents.
Why support the Capital Campaign… because our library wants to serve all youth in our community with programs and services to open new opportunities to them, by reading or listening or watching or doing and learning a new skill… because we serve everyone, no matter their age, race, income, sex, or political viewpoint. Our doors are open when other doors are closed to the public.
April 2018: Due to weather delays, Richard Y Johnson and Son construction set date for completion as May 2018.
April 2017: Construction set to begin by Richard Y. Johnson and Son on April 17, with a significant completion date of February 11
April 2017: Delmar High School Culinary Club hosts a Spaghetti Dinner for Delmar Public Library.
March 2017: Dine Out for Delmar Public Library @ The Greene Turtle.
February 2017: USDA concurs with selection of Richard Y Johnson and Son Inc. for the project.
January 2017: Flapjack Fundraiser for Delmar Public Library at Applebee’s
December 2016: Marmot Foundation issues grant in support of the project.
December 2016: Delmar Public Library Commission settles bridge loan financing with NCALL.
May 2016: Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce Mixer hosted by the Delmar Public Library @ The Old Mill.
April 2016: Community Leadership Group holds inaugural meeting.
April 2016: Laurel Star article: “Delmar Public Library continues raising for Capital Campaign.”
March 2016: USDA application complete and submitted.
Delmar Public Library’s Naming Opportunities
Donor Naming Opportunities Susan March 2017
Sponsor Amount: $25,000
Room for 20 desktop or laptop workstations.
Wifi access throughout the building.
Flexible arrangement for group instruction
Sponsor Amount: $50,000
Donor wall recognition.
Display area for historical artifacts
or local art work.
Sponsor Amount: $25,000
Children’s literacy computers.
Program room adjacent to the area.
Youth Services Librarian’s Office
adjacent to the area.
Sponsor Amount: $10,000
Enclosed area with access from
inside the Library.
Memorial brick arrangement.
Space for quiet reading or conversation.
The Library operates as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization
and contributions may be tax deductible under provisions of the law.
The Library’s tax exempt number is 51-0103344.
Susan Upole, Library Director