April 4 is Library Giving Day!

Posted on March 21, 2023

Join the Berryville Library in celebrating Library Giving Day! This one-day fundraising event will occur on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, and encourages patrons and library lovers across the country to make a gift in support of their local library. Donations to the Berryville Library can be made online at berryvillelibrary.org/building. Gifts can also be dropped off or mailed to the library. All gifts received for Library Giving Day this year will be used to support the Berryville Library Building Project.

Started in 2019, Library Giving Day is a concept dedicated to growing philanthropic support for libraries across the nation as part of Library Awareness Week. It has been proven that libraries that embrace fundraising have the potential to create a powerful public/private partnership that has lasting impact and untold benefits for their local community. Public libraries strengthen communities and transform lives every day. In addition to well-loved books, many libraries offer innovative programs that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance knowledge.

The Berryville Library, open 7 days a week, is no exception. Hosting over 75,000 visitors a year and offering over 500 programs targeted to all ages, the Berryville Library provides well over an estimated $1,000,000 worth of free services and materials to the citizens of Berryville and the surrounding area each year.  And the library is just a family friendly, fun place to be where everyone is welcome.  There is something to do for everyone, ages 1 to 101!

The Friends of the Berryville Library and the Berryville Library Advisory Board have joined forces to spearhead the drive to build a new 10,000-square-foot library for Berryville by 2025. To date, over $2.4 million has been raised for the Berryville Library Building Project. This is almost 70% of our $3.5 million goal. Since library tax money cannot be used for building a new facility, the remaining $1.1 million we need must be raised privately.

Help us celebrate Library Giving Day by making a tax-deductible donation to the Berryville Library Building Project anytime between now and April 4. Checks can be made payable to the Friends of the Berryville Library, Inc. and mailed to or dropped by 104 Spring Street in Berryville. 

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Berryville Library, click here or call (870) 423-2323.  Membership starts at only $10/year for an individual. 

Thank you for loving and supporting the Berryville Library on Library Giving Day 2023!