Wright Memorial Public Library Foundation launched its annual fundraising campaign this month as the library celebrates its 80th anniversary.
The campaign theme “Celebrating 80 Years” honors the library’s opening in 1939.
“As we celebrate Wright Library’s 80th anniversary, the continued support we receive from our community is greatly appreciated. Our beloved library is a special place in Oakwood; it’s a hub of education and entertainment, history and opportunity. We can continue this long-standing tradition from the generous donations received from our friends and neighbors,” said Wright Library Foundation President Elaine Gounaris.
Donors may support the Foundation with a tax-deductible gift by
by mail at 1776 Far Hills Avenue;
or in person at Wright Library.
Donations support the Library's mission by funding programs, materials, outreach, amenities and services that the Library could not otherwise provide the community.
Most recently, the Foundation funded a laptop lab for teaching computer classes at the library; Summer Reading Club prize books; an early learning computer station and tablets for the children’s room; Wright Library’s Book Peddler, a locally built book bike that takes library services into the community; the 2017 and 2018 Gingerbread Competition and Showcase, which puts local students to the test in teamwork and engineering as mates; and a Nintendo Switch and games for in-library gaming programs. The 2018 Far Hills Music Series and 2018 Disturbing the Peace film screening, filmmaker discussion, and conflict resolution workshop were also funded by the Foundation, as was a commissioned stained glass window for the north reading room.
Donations to the Foundation are invested and expended for the exclusive benefit of the library and operates as a component fund of the Dayton Foundation. Gifts may be made in honor or memory of an individual.
Learn more about The Wright LIbrary Foundation.