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Delmar Public Library

Capital Campaign 2017

"Why should I support this campaign?"

Poet Archibald MacLeish said, “What is more important in a library than anything else – than everything else – is the fact that it exists.”

Delmar has had a library since 1940, in various sizes and locations. In the early 1980s, the Library moved to its permanent location at the corner of Bi-State Boulevard and Grove Street. Its location is ideal for town residents: one block from the Town’s traffic light, across the street from the Delmar Fire Department, five blocks from the Town’s Middle and High School, and within walking distance of most Town residents. Having a library in a small town like Delmar, like having a strong school system, adds to the value of the community and makes it a selling point for people looking to buy a home and settle here.

  • You should support the building campaign because our small library is too small to successfully serve all the people, the adults and children, who want to use it. Having 100 people want to attend a program in a room that can only accommodate 50 is an indication we need to grow.
  • You should support the building campaign because our small library is too small to accommodate services that support the community like AARP’s volunteer free tax preparation for our community’s low-income and elderly residents.
  • You should support the building campaign because our library wants to serve all youth in our community with programs and services to open new opportunities to them, by reading or listening or watching or doing and learning a new skill.
  • You should support the building campaign because we serve everyone, no matter their age, race, income, sex, or political viewpoint. Our doors are open when other doors are closed to the public.


Timeline
  • April 2017:  Construction set to begin by Richard Y. Johnson and Son on April 17, with a significant completion date of February 11
  • April 2017:  Delmar High School Culinary Club hosts a Spaghetti Dinner for Delmar Public Library.
  • March 2017:  Dine Out for Delmar Public Library @ The Greene Turtle.
  • February 2017:  USDA concurs with selection of Richard Y Johnson and Son Inc. for the project.
  • January 2017:  Flapjack Fundraiser for Delmar Public Library at Applebee's
  • December 2016:  Marmot Foundation issues grant in support of the project.
  • December 2016:  Delmar Public Library Commission settles bridge loan financing with NCALL.
  • May 2016: Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce Mixer hosted by the Delmar Public Library @ The Old Mill.
  • April 2016: Community Leadership Group holds inaugural meeting.
  • April 2016: Laurel Star article: "Delmar Public Library continues raising for Capital Campaign."
  • March 2016: USDA application complete and submitted.

Delmar Public Library's Naming Opportunities 
See a full list here.

Computer Room 
Sponsor Amount: $25,000

  • Room for 20 desktop or laptop workstations.
  • Wifi access throughout the building.
  • Flexible arrangement for group instruction
    or collaboration.
  • Charging stations.
Lobby 
Sponsor Amount: $50,000

  • Donor wall recognition.
  • Display area for historical artifacts
    or local art work.
Children's Area
Sponsor Amount: $25,000

  • Children's literacy computers.
  • Program room adjacent to the area.
  • Youth Services Librarian's Office
    adjacent to the area.
  • Parent seating.
Courtyard
Sponsor Amount: $10,000

  • Enclosed area with access from
    inside the Library.
  • Memorial brick arrangement.
  • Space for quiet reading or conversation.

The Library operates as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization
and contributions may be tax deductible under provisions of the law.
The Library's tax exempt number is 51-0103344.

Contact Information:
Susan Upole, Library Director
302-846-9894
Click here to send an email.