A Fresh Coat of Paint for El Reno Carnegie Library

$5,015 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 34 months
Kerry Cummings Weaver
for Friends of EL Reno Carnegie Library Inc
  EL RENO, OK
All money raised will be donated to El Reno, OK Carnegie Library for a fresh coat of paint.
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Update 16
28 months ago
Happy March everyone!

Since this effort began on September 27, 2013 the goal has changed from just putting a Band-Aid on the library with a coat of paint to completely rehabilitating our gem to her original beauty of 1905! That means we're no longer talking thousands of dollars but millions! The City of El Reno has decided to give a significant amount from the CIP funds to the library but we still need YOU!

If you haven't donated yet but have been meaning to, please do it today! If you have already donated but feel you could do more, we sure would appreciate it.
You can donate in memory or in honor of someone.

You can donate on this site or you can mail your check to the library:
Friends of the Library
215 E. Wade Street
El Reno, OK 73036

The Friends of the Library have been very busy planning fundraisers. The first one is Friday, March 28, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. at Boots to Bowties Event Center in El Reno. We are hosting a Wine and Palette Night! It will be a great deal of fun and we hope to see you there. For more information you can call the library at 405-262-2409 or go to www.wineandpalette.com to sign up.

Donation jars have been placed at area businesses and all your loose change adds up!

Thank you so very much!

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Update 15
30 months ago
More great news to report... Our donations are very near the $64,000 mark! Amy Brandley, Library Director, and I have visited a few other Carnegie Libraries in the state and have plans to visit several more. We also met with two architects last week that were very impressed with our library and the possibilities it holds. We are very excited and believe El Reno can have the most beautiful and historically accurate Carnegie Library in the state of Oklahoma! The next Friends of the Library meeting will be held February 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ashbrook room of the library. I hope to see you there! ~Kerry Cummings Weaver
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Update 14
30 months ago
We have some exciting news to report! We have now raised over $62,000!!! I'm still pinching myself to be sure it's not a dream. Amy Brandley, the director of the library, and I took a field trip to the Perry Carnegie Library today. They added on and remodeled in 1991. The trip gave us lots of ideas and we believe we can have the most gorgeous library in the whole state. On January 23rd two architects who specialize in historical preservation are coming to visit our library. So many great things are happening...it's so exciting!!!
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Update 13
31 months ago
Santa says, "Remember the El Reno Carnegie Library in your gift giving plans this year!" Friends of the Library is a 501c3 organization so your gift is tax-deductible!
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Kerry Weaver
29 months ago

As of today, February 13, 2014, we have raised $64,455!!! Exciting news for sure but we want to keep the momentum going! The dream has changed from just painting the building to restoring our gem to her original 1905 glory and bringing her into the 21st Century. We've met with architects and historical preservationists. They are so excited and impressed with our building and see so much potential for the wonderful El Reno Carnegie Library!

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Cathie Armstrong
30 months ago

I spend many very wonderful hours in this librarylooking for books for enjoyment, but also for research for my first college classes. I will never forget the WONDERFUL Mrs. Diane Costin and how she helped me "cram" for a research paper I had due in less than 24 hours. Once she knew what I was doing, she settled me at a table with the research materials I'd already accumulated, and then dropped TONS more magazine and newspaper articles, as well as books, on my study table. I made an A on that paper in my first college English Comp class. The professor wanted to talk to me after class because it was the "best freshman paper she'd ever received." I can't take credit. Without the amazing help of Mrs. Costin, I'd still be sitting at that table - more than 25 years later - not having the slightest clue where to start, and cursing myself for having waited until literally the last possible second.

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$5,015 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 34 months
Created September 27, 2013
Kerry Cummings Weaver  
  Charity   EL RENO, OK
All funds raised go directly to:
Friends of EL Reno Carnegie Library Inc
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  El Reno, OK
Tax ID: 731217676
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FK
$50
Fred Koebrick
4 months ago
$50
Anonymous
17 months ago
LD
$50
Leslie Dietrich
19 months ago

Good luck!

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MW
$50
Mark A Wyrick
27 months ago
AW
$100
Audrey Weaver
29 months ago
SM
$500
Suzan M Maxey
29 months ago

In memory of my Aunt Betty Dittmer

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MH
$25
Martha Spurr Hogan
30 months ago

I have some fond childhood memories of checking out books from this library. The rewards of reading are far-reaching. So many doors are opened to children and adults who read. Let's all join together to keep Carnegie Library in El Reno a fresh pleasant place to foster the love of reading!

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SM
$500
Susan C Mehle
30 months ago

Spent many hours in this wonderful place, and hope that is there for many generations to come.

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$700
Anonymous
31 months ago
$40
Anonymous
32 months ago
Kerry Weaver
29 months ago

As of today, February 13, 2014, we have raised $64,455!!! Exciting news for sure but we want to keep the momentum going! The dream has changed from just painting the building to restoring our gem to her original 1905 glory and bringing her into the 21st Century. We've met with architects and historical preservationists. They are so excited and impressed with our building and see so much potential for the wonderful El Reno Carnegie Library!

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Cathie Armstrong
30 months ago

I spend many very wonderful hours in this librarylooking for books for enjoyment, but also for research for my first college classes. I will never forget the WONDERFUL Mrs. Diane Costin and how she helped me "cram" for a research paper I had due in less than 24 hours. Once she knew what I was doing, she settled me at a table with the research materials I'd already accumulated, and then dropped TONS more magazine and newspaper articles, as well as books, on my study table. I made an A on that paper in my first college English Comp class. The professor wanted to talk to me after class because it was the "best freshman paper she'd ever received." I can't take credit. Without the amazing help of Mrs. Costin, I'd still be sitting at that table - more than 25 years later - not having the slightest clue where to start, and cursing myself for having waited until literally the last possible second.

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