One of El Progreso Memorial Library’s most popular fundraising efforts is book enrichment fund generated through memorial and honor donations. Over the months of August and September, the library received $1,101 in monetary donations and books valued at $50.
Library director Mendell Morgan reports that as the average price of a new hardcover book for the public library has gradually risen to around $35, bookplates naming the honoree and donor will be provided for each gift of $35 or more and will be used for the purchase of an appropriate book for the permanent collection.
Memorials and gifts to honor individuals or celebrate achievements and events – a milestone birthday, promotion, award or business success, for example – may be made directly to El Progreso Memorial Library, 301 W. Main St. El Progreso Memorial Library is a 501(c)3 organization and financial gifts in any amount are fully tax deductible.
In September, gifts were given in memory of Jimmi R. McClung by Kent E. Beecroft; Ernestine Carson by Randy and Becky Gerdes; Josephine Noble by Ann B. Vaughan, Tom L. and Nancy Potts, and Randy and Becky Gerdes; and Cresencia Mendeke by The Honorable State Representative of Texas Tracy O. King and Cheryl King.
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