In the last 12 months we’ve had over 5,100 visits by patrons and community members to the library, a 10% increase over last year. Our lending numbers also grew, with 8300+ items in circulation, including nearly 800 via the Inter-Library Loan system. And through the support of our fundraising, we purchased 380 new items for our collection.
Events programming brought patrons to the library for our Veterans Coffee Hour, Yarn & Craft Circle, Art Exhibitions, Tech Help sessions, Kids Craft Hour, Living Well Discussion Group and Film Screening (co-hosted with SafeArt), and “Every Day is a Poem” Class.
Each year the Town of Chelsea generously supports the library by funding nearly all of our operating costs. But we rely on fundraising to support the programming and media purchases that keep our library a vibrant part of our community. We hope you’ll help us meet our goal this year by making a tax-deductible donation to the Chelsea Public Library! You can donate online at http://www.chelsealibrary.com or mail a check to the Chelsea Public Library using the enclosed envelope.
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at the library.
The Chelsea Public Library Board of Trustees
The Chelsea Public Library is a tax supported municipal library and is considered a governmental entity. Charitable contributions to governmental entities are generally tax deductible under Section 170 (c) (1) of the Internal Revenue Code, if made for a public purpose. Gifts to the Chelsea Public Library will be used exclusively for a public purpose. The Library's employer identification number (EIN) is 03-0278521.