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Pinson library kicks off fundraising drive for summer program

By Gary Lloyd

PINSON — The Pinson Public Library has kicked off a fundraising drive for its 2014 summer reading program.

In the library’s first year of summer reading in 2012, 14 programs were offered for teens and children. Last year, 40 programs were offered for teens, children and adults. This year, though, the library wants to offer some type of program every day, said Library Director April Wallace.

“This includes programs about music/art/science, craft events, live music, animal visits and family night programs,” Wallace said.

The Pinson Public Library
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Wallace said most of the library’s funding comes from the city of Pinson.

“They have always been very supportive of the library and we have a budget for our summer reading program within our overall budget,” she said.

The goal is to raise $2,000.

“We can stretch those dollars to provide quality entertainment for the entire family,” Wallace said.

Individuals and businesses can donate at the library’s fundraising website

“We have been very grateful for past donations from individuals and business and hope that by using a crowd-sourcing platform we can appeal to a wider base of business and library users,” Wallace said. “We can still take donations at the library, but we wanted to try something new this year and also offer the incentives for people who donate. Businesses would get that much more exposure; they can point clients and patrons to the donation site to show how they give back to the community.”

The library is located on Main Street in Pinson.

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