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...
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.
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.
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.