Rural Small Library Needs Updating!

$1,655 of $14,270 goal

Raised by 14 people in 40 months
Melissa Lockett
on behalf of Sharon Hodges
Petersburgh Public Library is a small town library in rural Upstate NY with limited funds servicing a population of 1,500.   Patrons utilize the library for to obtain recreational reading materials and information about hobbies and special interests.  Students also use our resources to complete assignments and projects.

In addition to the traditional use of a library, we serve as a hub for the community to receive technological access, entertainment, and community educational and social programs. 

Computers are available to our patrons for both internet and project work.  We provide printing and faxing services to the community.  We offer entertainment options for our patrons to borrow with DVD and VCR movies as well as e-readers, audiobooks, magazines and music CDs.  An important part of our services are the social and educational programs we offer.  Knitting and book clubs, summer reading programs, children’s activities, skill learning workshops, crafts, and author visits.  All of these programs provide social opportunities for our community.

We would like to update our resources inside the building that we use daily and are becoming quite dysfunctional.  Here is our list of needs and wants to update our library and bring us into the 2010s and beyond to best serve our patrons:


--  Black/White Laser Printer - $350 or Color Laser Printer - $500
--  Color Copier - $600 or Regular Copier - $500
--  Vacuum cleaner (current one 18 years old) - $500
--  2 chairs for staff desk area - $400 each
--  Additional shelving for books - $2,000
--  4 chairs for computer area (current ones are 18 years old) - $400 each
--  7 computers (current ones average 9 years old) - $600 each


--  MPLC Umbrella License for Public Libraries  - $120
--  USB Video Projector - $350
--  3D printer & supplies that go with it - $3,000???
--  Public Program Funding - $500 or $600 

With your help we can continue to provide excellent services to our small rural town.  Thank you!
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A new year begins at the Petersburgh Public Library! Happy New Year to all of our current and future patrons - we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Please share! We are still in need of assistance in raising money for our ADA wheelchair ramp modifications project! The changes to our wheelchair entrance will allow more of our community to utilize the library's services.
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$1,655 of $14,270 goal

Raised by 14 people in 40 months
Created August 7, 2015
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1 day ago
Janet Ivory
21 months ago

Keep up the good fight ! You will reach your goal. Im a BOT member of Stephentown memorial Library and we understand ! Janet Ivory

33 months ago
Lenore Humphrey
34 months ago

So glad to help such a worthy cause!

Nancy Burstein
36 months ago

The library enriches my life tremendously. It is wonderful to live in a small, rural town and have access to all the resources of a large city library!

Ann Lindsay
40 months ago

I love the Petersburgh Library! We are so lucky. Good Luck!

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