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330 supporters

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Patty Thayer


by 16 supporters

$840 goal

What would you do if our beloved library was no more -- no more books, no more storytimes, no more book clubs, no more library staff to help choose your next read…

Gasp! Disaster! Perish the thought!

The Last Chance Library, the debut novel by my friend, Freya Sampson, is just the ticket -- an engaging blueprint of tricks and treats to prevent that from ever happening to our TCPL.

To celebrate my 84th trip around the sun & to honor the memory of my BFF, Julie Gentle Jackson, founder of Readers' Eden, I am asking you all to dig deep to help me reach my goal of $840 to support our fabulous library, librarians  all the dedicated staff.


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The READATHON is our annual read-out-loud challenge to raise funds for the collection at TCPL!
Help us make our 10th READATHON our best ever! 

Every dollar raised helps to buy books and other materials our community so desperately needs. Nearly a million items are used each year—a remarkably high level for a community of our size—and 100% of the funding for annual purchases comes from private support, like that raised by our READATHON participants. Money raised by the Readathon goes toward purchasing books, films, and other materials patrons depend on to remain informed, entertained, and educated.



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