Donations to be matched



BAR HARBOR — An anonymous donor will match up to $15,000 in donations made to the Jesup Memorial Library by April 21. Donations of all amounts will be matched.

“This year’s theme for National Library Week is ‘Libraries Lead,’ and as we continue to offer more services and programs to the community, we are thankful for your help in leading the way,” said Ruth A. Eveland, the library’s director.

All money raised will go directly to support day-to-day library activities. As a private nonprofit, the Jesup has served as the public library in the town of Bar Harbor since opening on Aug. 30, 1911. Individual and business donations make up 45 percent of the library’s annual operating budget.

Already in 2018, the library has welcome over 1,800 people for story times, author talks, slideshows, a coding club and much more. Thousands of books, DVDs, audiobooks and more have circulated through the library, and more than a thousand items have been sent to and received from other Maine libraries through the interlibrary loan program.

Donations can be made at www.jesuplibrary.org/donate via the Jesup’s secure server, made in person at the library or mailed to 34 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609.

Contact Lee Bonta, director of development, at 288-4245 or [email protected].

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