admin by Gibsons | 11 Sep 2016
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Renovate Children’s area at the Gibsons & District Public Library

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Help us update and enrich the children’s area of the Gibsons & District Public Library.

Help us update and enrich the children’s area of the Gibsons & District Public Library.

Childrens' Library Renovation Project

As part of the larger library renovation project, our goal for the children’s area is to create a more vibrant, engaging, spacious, and user-friendly children’s space in which to continue inspiring children and their families for years to come...

Gibson's Library Montage Image

With your help, we would like to replace the furnishings, install better shelving, paint the walls, incorporate interactive elements, and generally make better use of the space.

We need your help to enact the goal; if each library member donated $3, we would reach our target!

What happens at the Library?

In addition to lending out thousands of children’s materials each year (over 30,000 in 2015), the Gibsons & District Public Library prides itself on being both a welcoming place where families can slow down and spend time together, as well as a dynamic hub of programs that keep children and their families learning, creating, exploring, wondering and connecting all year round.

Gibson's Library Infographic

We offer weekly Bouncing Babies and Pre-school Storytime programs, monthly Tween and Teen Book Clubs, March break programs, Summer Reading Clubs and Creative Minds Camps, a volunteer summer leaders program, movie nights, as well as a variety of after-school and weekend programs such as: knitting, stop-motion, creative writing, cardboard challenges, book folding, and more.

We also host author visits and book launches whenever possible, provide puppets, costumes and other interactive games in our children’s section, and are always open to hearing about other programs the community would like to see offered here.

Fundraising Goal:

Our overall fundraising goal is $15,000 with an initial goal of $7,500.

To help ensure we can meet our minimum funding target, we have decided to divide our $15,000 project into two phases:

Phase 1: replacing shelving and some of the older furniture - Budget $7500
Phase 2: replace remaining furniture and purchase and install interactive games - Budget $7500

If we raise additional funds this money will be spent on boosting the Library's digital literacy tools for kids including tablets, headphones and educational software.

Every donation (large and small!) will be recognized publicly at a celebration at the Library.

If you are interested in DONATING simply login or sign up first then enter the amount you are happy with in the donation box above then click the 'DONATE NOW' button. This will take you to a payment page where you will be able to complete the payment details.

Please note! Your donation will ONLY be processed if this project reaches its funding goal. If it does not then no money will be taken from your account.

The Library can issue Tax Receipts for donations over $50.00. With proof of your donation we will issue you a receipt; contact the Library for details.

2 years ago

THANK YOU!

This exciting new space for our children and families is a dream come true. Work in the children's area will start in March/ stay tuned for more details. Happy Holidays!

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2 years ago

14 HOURS AND COUNTING!

We are very excited to announce that we reached our total goal of $15,000 ($15,001 to be exact!).

Thank you again to everyone who supported this project and especially to the Library Foundation for adding an extra incentive for community members to donate.

We are still excepting donations until 11:59pm pst. All funds raised over $15,000 will go towards digital literacy tools for kids such as tablets, headphones and educational software.

Stay tuned for a final update.

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2 years ago

GREAT NEWS!

We are so close to reaching our total goal of $15,000.

This goal will allow the Library to complete phase 1 & 2 of the Children's Library renovation project all at once.

There are still 3 days left and any funds we raise above the total goal of $15000 will go towards boosting the Library's digital literacy tools for kids including tablets, headphones and educational software.

Thank you to all the supporters of this project for donating and helping spread the word. We hope you continue to spread the word over the next couple of days and help us reach beyond our target.

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2 years ago

WOW! We reached our fundraising goal for Phase 1 of the Children's Library renovation project.

Thank you to all our supporters!

The Phase 2 goal is also $7500 and will help the Library to purchase additional furniture and interactive games. You can continue to donate online at wayblaze.com until December 12th - just 4 days!

Thank you again to all the backers for donating and helping spread the word.

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2 years ago

We are excited to announce that the Library Foundation has agreed to match, dollar for dollar, (to a maximum of $5000) on any new donations to the Children's Library renovation project.

We encourage existing donors and potential new donors to please donate between now and December 12th to help us reach our target - together it's possible!

Who is the Library Foundation?

The Gibsons & District Library Foundation's mission is to generate long-term funding in support of the Gibsons Library and its services. It does this by receiving gifts, bequests, funds on behalf of the Library.

To find out more about the Library foundation please visit: gibsonslibraryfoundation.org

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2 years ago

Project Update.

To help ensure we meet our minimum funding target, we have decided to divide our $15,000 project into two phases.

Phase 1: replacing shelving and some of the older furniture - Budget $7500
Phase 2: replace remaining furniture and purchase and install interactive
games - Budget $7500

That way, if we don't meet the full $15,000 target by the Dec 12 deadline, we can still receive the funds for the first phase of work.

Thank you so much to all our supporters you have pledged  support for our Children's Library expansion project so far.  We are confident that we can raise enough funds to successfully complete the first phase and build momentum to reach our ultimate goal of $15,000.

We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage you to share our project with your friends and networks via social media (facebook, twitter etc.). You can do this by simply using the social sharing buttons on the left-hand side of our project page:

Thank you!

Gibsons LIbrary Team.

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Robert Barrs on 25th Apr 2017

Amazing to get this first Wayblaze project fully funded.

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James Barrs on 24th Mar 2017

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