Our wonderful volunteers who staff the Library serve without compensation, but money is needed for operating expenses for the Library. Your contribution will help in so many ways.
Funding the Shingletown Library
The Shingletown Library is funded entirely by donations and fundraisers. Fundraisers, such as bake sales, plant sales, craft fairs, wine tastings, the Friends of the Library campaign, etc. are the library’s major source of the money used to pay for repairs and maintenance of the building, taxes and insurance, electricity and propane for light and heating or cooling, water, sewer and garbage costs, office supplies, postage, etc. Those funds are supplemented by the money donated as late-book fees, fees charged for using the copy- or fax- machines, and general donations made during the year. Donations made while using the public computers help pay for the cost of providing access to the internet. Patrons wishing to make memorial gifts to the library are much appreciated, and that money can be used for any purpose the donor cares to specify.
All proceeds from book bazaars and our book store, The Book Shed, go to purchase new books for the collection. Donated books are always welcomed, and the books that cannot be used on our shelves are made available to patrons at Bazaars and in the store. The Shingletown Library is fortunate to have the support of the Shingletown community, so that we do not need to rely on government support.
Can I help in other ways?
If you have time, we have lots of work. Fund-raising events, steering committee activities, special projects and daily staffing of the Library; your talents and our dreams combined will make our Shingletown Library the best it can be. Call 474-1555 to volunteer your services, or pick up a volunteer application at the Library.
Thank you for supporting the Library!!