"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.