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Love Your Library Update

If you've taken a look at the Love Your Library chart in the Chestertown Branch recently, you know we've reached 38% of our fundraising goal for the Love Your Library campaign so far. We wanted to say a big "Thank you!" to all the people who have contributed to date.

For the week of November 7-13 the Hedgelawn Foundation issued a matching challenge, offering to match up to $1500 in donations given to the library's fund raising campaign during that week. Generous supporters rose to the challenge, contributing over $8200 in that one week period. Individual contributions ranged from $10 to $800, and came primarily from citizens, but also from book clubs and civic organizations. Each donation is greatly appreciated. In recognition of the swell in community support and of several large donations, the Hedgelawn Foundation increased its match to $2000. Special thanks to Judy Kohl and the Hedgelawn Foundation for their support.

The Love the Library campaign's goal is to raise $100,000 which can be achieved if 1,000 members of the community donate $100 each. Gifts of any size are gladly accepted, and it's not too late to contribute if you haven't already done so. The Love the Library campaign officially continues through December 31, but donations to the library are welcome at any time. Checks made out to KCPL may be brought in to any library branch or mailed to 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620.

Thank you again to those who have donated to the Love the Library Campaign, and to our loyal patrons. Your support and encouragement throughout these difficult times are invaluable.

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