Support the Fulton County Library

The Fulton County Library  is one of the best parts of McConnellsburg, and really, the entire county. It is a place where people can learn about the world outside of rural PA and be exposed to new ideas. When my family lived in McConnellsburg, the library was one of the few places where we felt safe and like we belonged. The librarians are incredibly kind, supportive, and resourceful, and always helped my step-kids find books they would love. My son spent a ton of time playing at the library's incredibly outfitted kid room (pre-pandemic), and we were so sad when the room became unavailable due to covid-19. I imagine that after nearly two months of covid, that the library needs additional support.

Link to story  - I will try to post the article in another way since it is under a paywall. But the gist of the article is that the Library requested $3000 above its usual county budget of $12000, yet the two Republican Commissioners denied the request after lambasting the library for hosting "hate groups". Which groups, exactly? A local mental health office planned to hold an adult LGBT support group at the library. And the Republican Commissions, Ulsh and Bunch, claimed that LGBT groups might be hate groups, because they also likely support "hate groups like BLM". Then Commissioner Ulsh said: "Do we want Muslims coming to our community".

The library needs the additional support to continue their mission of being a community resource for ALL. Show your support for community libraries and supportive places by donating. Don't let the hateful ideas coming from leadership be the only voices heard in Fulton County!

The library follows the Library Bill of Rights, which states that: 

I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.


Can you help me show that the Library deserves its needed funding?
 
Update: We've earned some press! Here's the newsletter written by Will Bunch  from Tuesday, November 16th.
  • John Wilson 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Karen Sick 
    • $30 
    • 6 mos
  • John Horvath 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Jessica Haas 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Barbara Griffin 
    • $25 
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Organizer

Emily Best 
Organizer
Needmore, PA
Fulton County Friends of the Library Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.