A new chapter. The Parkland Community Library plan to build a brand new facility in Upper Macungie Township, but needs your help.
The library is hosting a giant outdoor kickoff party Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at its future building site located at Grange and Ruppsville Roads in Upper Macungie in order to help raise awareness for the Capital Building Campaign.
“We are raising money for our new building that will be located on Grange and Ruppsville Roads in Upper Macungie. We have $3.5 million saved up and our goal is $11.5 million,” said Debbie Jack, Executive Director of the Parkland Community Library.
The kick-off event will feature food, face painting, raffles, games, live music and more. It’s a way to bring the community together to help spread the word about the library’s fundraising campaign.
“Our new building will allow us not only to continue to offer what we already do, but expand and have so much more. There will be something for everyone. It will be a true community library,” Jack said.
The new library will boast additional meeting rooms for local organizations, specified tutoring spaces and a larger story time room for the little ones.
“We would like to offer our services on a larger scale, but we just aren’t able to do that in our current library,” notes Jack.
The new library is expected to be ready for business by the end of 2012.
To donate to the fund, check out the event on Saturday or simply stop by the current library. An online giving site will soon be posted on the library’s website, www.parklandlibrary.org.