Celebrating 50 Years as the Elkins public library!
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Today's world is changing, and libraries are struggling to keep up. The Internet has become the primary way people gather information, and demand for numerous digital devices are erasing the pen and paper methods of the past for researching, learning and exploring new ideas.
New spaces are needed to provide the community with well-equipped classroom and meeting experiences. Upgrades to cabling are necessary to accommodate digital demands. Dedicated areas are desirable to meet the needs of all age groups and organizations. A plan is in place to make all these changes possible. Examine the proposal, and then see how you can help!
Join us in making vast improvements to your library! We've a long way to go to make this dream come true. The addition will almost double the square footage of the current library, allowing for
Opportunities exist in many forms to fit your life and your budget. This huge undertaking will take the cooperation of the entire community to complete. The benefits of the new library are exhilarating, affecting every age group and ability, providing new services, and giving your community new opportunities to meet, learn and grow.
See below for ways you can help!
Members of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Elkins met Tuesday, June 6, to donate $1,500 to the library's Capital Campaign, which has been set up to garner financial support for the building project.
The local women's club is the first organization of record to give to the project, and are actually the founding foremothers of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. Members of the Elkins Women’s Club in the 1960’s who believed in a public system of reading and education, originally worked out of a member’s home to encourage their philosophy. They grew to a one room system during 1969 at the Elkins YMCA, and hired Helen Feaster as the very first librarian.
"Their support has been instrumental in bringing our services to Randolph County," states Stephanie Murphy, campaign director. "We are grateful for their continued support and look forward to continuing our partnership in education and information services in our community."
The Elkins Kiwanis Club made a donation of $10,000 to the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library’s building fund on April 5, 2017. The donation will contribute to the plans to add to the
library’s current space.
“We thought there was no better way to reach out for a long term, permanent gift to the community than to provide to our library,” said Ben Shaffer, club president.
The library’s building project will almost double the size of the current library, allowing for additional community education, upgraded technology, a dedicated children’s area and more access to today’s informational demands.
“The $10,000 donation coming from the Kiwanis Club is amazing,” stated library Director Audrey Taylor. “The building project is going to help us further our services into the future, so that we can support our community better. I want to thank Kiwanis from the bottom of my heart, as well as from the staff and board members.”
Kiwanis is a global organization of member-volunteers whose mission is dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis members dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours and invest more than US$107 million annually in projects that strengthen communities and serve children.