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Community pulls through to match library grant

By Staff | Dec 19, 2008

Once again, the community has come together in a rousing show of support for the Shepherdstown Public Library. Patron Michael Lippe issued a challenge to the community to match his $2,500 charitable gift by Dec. 15, and the community beat the deadline by a full week and a half!

Mr. Lippe is a champion of our library, and recognizes that, especially in this difficult economy, libraries are a safety net for the community – in terms of Internet connectivity, test-taking, retooling of skills, and job searches. They are a place where people can come not only for a good read, but for support and information as they seek to navigate their way through these uncertain times.

We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Mr. Michael Lippe and all the people who rose to the occasion and matched his challenge: Sarah Drennen, Tom and Lolly Martin, Bill and Pat Carrigan, David and Effie Kallas, Jean Neely, Margy Didden, Chris Heinen, James and Snowden Byron, Richard Durham, Scott Tsukuda, Kathleen Tanham, FOSL, John and Vicki Savage, John and Pam Splaine, Elizabeth Walter, Fran and Phil Cox, Anne Turner, Ina Hendricks, Wendy Brown, Judy Weese, Mary Mandt, John Shaw and Ann Coulter, Tarah Robinson, Timothy and Cheryl Kitt, Linda Shea, Elizabeth Wheeler, Shepherdstown Kiwanis, Charles Cheezum.

Hali Taylor, Director

Shepherdstown Public Library