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Ads coming soon to Toronto Public Library date-due slips

Commercial advertising in libraries is so “uncommon,” according to a report from the city’s chief librarian, that “examples of policies and practices are difficult to find.” But Mississauga and Calgary both sell date-due slip ads.

 

“It doesn’t tend to get, shall we say, high notice, but it does put a message into hundreds of thousands of hands very inexpensively,” said Mississauga library services director Don Mills.

 

-Daniel Dale @ TheStar.com

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McDonald's® Restaurants Enhance the Ronald McDonald® Summer Library Tour

McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region have announced the return of the Ronald McDonald Summer Library Tour. In an effort to address funding deficits for free libraries in the area, McDonald's has dedicated time and resources to giving back to the community through local libraries. As part of the Tour, Ronald McDonald will attend four area libraries to perform his "It's Book Time with Ronald" show and make $1,000 donations to the children's sections of the libraries.

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Olympic volleyball star supports library fundraiser

Pro volleyball player Steve Grotowski recently took time out of his Olympic training regimen to announce that following the 2012 Summer Games, he will be attending the Beach, Books & Barbeque event in support of the Delray Beach Public Library. The event is a family fun day featuring all-you-can-eat barbecue, beach and pool activities and appearances by Olympic and pro volleyball players.

 

"I read about 15 to 20 books a year as I travel for pro volleyball," Grotowski said. "I live in Boynton Beach, so I spend a fair amount of time around the area and wanted to give back to this great library."

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Birthday Parties at the Ottawa Public Library

The Ottawa Public Library is hosting children’s birthday parties as a pilot project until May 2012.

Parties are designed for kids ages 4 to 8. $20 per child. $175 minimum fee for parties with eight children or less. Included with each party is a one-hour story-based program led by a dynamic library employee.

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Day of Games raises over $13,000 for library

Day of Games raises over $13,000 for library | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

McIver's Grant Public Library's new building was the beneficiary of a recent day of fun that raised over $13,000 toward the capital campaign for the new facility. A Day of Games, hosted at the Lannom Center April 28, cleared $13,243.50 for the library. With a hearty brunch, a silent auction and bridge and bunko tournaments, the day was designed as a treat for local residents as well as a fundraiser for the much-needed improvements to the library.

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5 Fabulous Fundraising Ideas @ Library Sparks

5 Fabulous Fundraising Ideas @ Library Sparks | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

Get inspired by these creative fundraising ideas from libraries in the Winnefox Library System, and then try them out at your library! The Quilt That Built a Library, Garden Spring Fling silent auction, Razzle Dazzled Rocks silent auction, GoodShop browser toolbar, & A Tisket A Tasket, A Fun Filled Basket silent auction.

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Putt-ing the Fun in Library Fundraiser: Caddy Stacks Mini Golf

Putt-ing the Fun in Library Fundraiser: Caddy Stacks Mini Golf | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

As with many public libraries these days, Lawrence Public Library is not a quiet place with shushing librarians and silent stacks. But for one weekend every year, things get really crazy with the Lawrence Public Library Foundation’s Caddy Stacks Mini Golf Fundraiser. Last weekend, the sounds of golf balls bouncing off bookends and families laughing together filled the library – and the cash register drawer was ringing, too!

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Librarian marks 60th birthday with charity parachute jump

Librarian marks 60th birthday with charity parachute jump | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

A LIBRARIAN from a York university proved the sky’s the limit after she signed up for a charity parachute jump.

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Green Thumb Gala raises funds for public library

Green Thumb Gala raises funds for public library | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

The annual Green Thumb Gala raised more than $635 last week to go towards the Sturgis Public Library. One elementary school class painted nine pots to donate to the fundraiser, which brought in $135 as a set.

 

Sturgis Elementary School Special Education teacher Michelle Simmons had her class decorate the pots after having parent approach her about the fundraiser at the library. Simmons said her main focus for doing the fundraiser was to do a community service project and raise funds for a good cause.

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Pittsburg-Camp County Public Library: Friends Fundraiser - Kindle Fire

Pittsburg-Camp County Public Library: Friends Fundraiser - Kindle Fire | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

Do you know that the Friends of the Library are having a fundraiser? Tickets are $5.00 each for a Kindle Fire. The drawing is in August. Proceeds go toward special projects at the Public Library.

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Read-a-thon fundraiser (May 19)

Read-a-thon fundraiser (May 19) | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Books, local authors including Sherman Alexie to Richard Hugo House program director Brian McGuigan and community readers, will be reading their favorite children’s books.

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Lakeville library gets creative with painted-chair fund-raiser

Lakeville library gets creative with painted-chair fund-raiser | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

When Avril Heffernan saw an ad in the Middleboro Gazette to craft a creatively decorated chair to auction off in support of the Lakeville Public Library, she was excited by the prospect of a new project — and the opportunity to contribute. A counselor and portrait artist from Middleboro, Heffernan created a children's chair based on the popular "I Spy" books for the "Chair-ish Your Library" fundraiser.

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Superheroes gather at Arlington Public Library to fight child literacy

Superheroes gather at Arlington Public Library to fight child literacy | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

UTA students, community members, Arlington Public Library staff and children dressed up as superheroes Saturday to support child literacy. Participants of the Superhero Downtown Crawl convened in front of the steps at the library on Abram Street on Saturday night to buy $5 wristbands, which gave them special deals at local restaurants. Proceeds from the wristbands support the Arlington-Mansfield Summer Reading Club.

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Google donates 100 computers to Vermont public libraries and adult education sites | Vermont Business Magazine

Google has donated 100 computers and funding for software to Vermont public libraries and adult education sites. Vermont State Librarian Martha Reid announced the gift, which is valued at nearly $25,000 combined.

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Library to hold “Paint the Night Away” fundraiser at Spirited Art | Madison Weekly News

Library to hold “Paint the Night Away” fundraiser at Spirited Art | Madison Weekly News | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

Join the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library at Spirited Art on Tuesday, July 24, at 6:30pm for the Paint the Night Away fundraiser for the Adult Summer Reading Program. A percentage of proceeds from the event will benefit Adult Summer Reading 2013. Participants will paint a representation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night on 16-by-20-inch canvas. The class is $35 per person and sign up is through the Spirited Art website.

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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical | Cape Rep Theatre

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical | Cape Rep Theatre | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

The new smash hit children’s musical commissioned and first produced by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Knuffle Bunny is chock full of adventure, song and gigantic dancing laundry.

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Foundation turns cupcake contest into fundraiser

Foundation turns cupcake contest into fundraiser | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

Helaine Bowles, outreach and volunteer coordinator, who called the first local contest “a fun thing to do,” said she had hoped that maybe 20 would enter the contest, and perhaps a hundred residents would show up to see — and taste — the winning entries. Surprise! “We didn’t expect what we got. It was huge!” Bowles said. “We had 300 people and 36 entries!” Terry Baldwin won the top prize with champagne cupcakes topped with cotton candy frosting.

 

-Donna Beth Weilenman @ The Benicia Herald

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$4 million gift stuns MSU-West Plains

$4 million gift stuns MSU-West Plains | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

The woman who made a $4 million donation to the West Plains campus of Missouri State University was on campus just once, back in 2004. She had lived in Texas for about 60 years. But what won the day for MSU-West Plains was the influence of her older brother, Bob Thompson, who lives in West Plains, and the kind and thoughtful correspondence Lorene received from the school’s librarian, Evelyn Vetter.

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Adopt-a-Pumpkin Plants as library fundraiser

CONWAY — The pumpkin plants for the North Conway Public Library's fundraiser are now ready for adoption. Each pumpkin plant comes in a 6-inch pot with its own birth certificate, growing directions, access to a pumpkin support group for technical and emotional support, and if needed a hot line for emergencies.

 

For a $15 donation to the North Conway Public Library, you can adopt a pumpkin plant for yourself, a child or grandchild, or a friend. If you're competitive, you or your business can challenge another person or business to grow the largest championship pumpkin. The library will also help with registration for the Fryeburg Fair if you want to exhibit your blue ribbon pumpkin.

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Tickets go on sale for ‘Savor the Sunset’ - LahainaNews.com

Tickets go on sale for ‘Savor the Sunset’ - LahainaNews.com | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

Funds raised at this Rotary Club of Lahaina event on the ocean lawn of the Royal Lahaina Resort will go toward completing an extensive facelift of the 55-year-old Lahaina Public Library in association with the Maui Friends of the Library and the state library system.

 

Guests will have a chance to buy keys, one of which will open a special treasure chest. A silent auction will round out the giving opportunities. Honored guests will include 15 contractors who have pledged $155,000 in no-cost services in a refurbishing project that will add a new floor, new circulation desk, new bookshelves and paint throughout Lahaina Public Library. Work on the facelift is scheduled to begin later in the summer.

 

Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door, with tables of ten going for a bargain of $450.

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Fore the Books Golf Challenge

Join the Manheim Township Public Library for an afternoon of fun and competition! Network with community leaders, business owners and patrons of MTPL. This years event will feature a Hole-in-one contest featuring a new Mercedes-Benz & other prizes! Players will enjoy prizes, 50/50 raffle, goodie bags and more!

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"Laps For Library" Fundraiser Supports Hastings Library Renovation

"Laps For Library" Fundraiser Supports Hastings Library Renovation | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

Speed reading takes on a whole meaning as Hastings residents take to the track for a good cause. Hastings residents channeled their inner Mario Andretti Thursday night during "Laps For Library" event at the Hastings Motorpark Speedway. It's a new fundraiser to help completely renovate the Hastings Public Library.

 

-Connie Weight @ Nebraska.tv

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Harrison Pizzeria Raises Money for Public Library | The Daily Harrison

Harrison Pizzeria Raises Money for Public Library | The Daily Harrison | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

HARRISON, N.Y. – Pizza 2000 donated 40 percent of its Tuesday earnings to the Harrison Public Library to go toward a potential renovation of the building. "We are a part of this community, and we like to help it out as much as we can," DiLuna said. "I believe in giving back to the community, because I love it here. It's not just about making a quick buck..." DiLuna said he got the idea for the fundraiser from Jessica Burack, the newest member of the Harrison Public Library Foundation.

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Hingham Sewing School fashion show benefits library

Hingham Sewing School fashion show benefits library | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

The Hingham Public Library isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you hear the words “fashion runway.” But on Saturday, the creativity of students from the Hingham Sewing School was on display in a fashion show that doubled as a fundraiser...

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Book Notes: On Saturday, you can do that in the library

You can’t do that in the library. Wait. Maybe you can. Come to the Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave., on April 28 and you can drink a beer from River City Brewing, listen to live music by 6-Foot Swing, eat some pizza from David’s. It’s all part of You Can’t Do That in the Library, a fundraiser for the Spokane Public Library Foundation. The fun begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55.

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