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The Minor Memorial Annual Fund Drive

 

Dear Library Supporters,

Roxbury can be a magical place. Many of our regular visitors will have heard us talk about the numerous strange coincidences that happen at the library every day. Whether it’s true synchronicity or just that the library is the place to be; who knows? Either way, we all feel lucky to serve this community.

Our team works hard to continue bringing you all the best in programming and provide you with access to a diverse collection of materials, both physical and digital. This year we welcomed Jean Kallay to our Library as the new Youth Programmer and Technical Reference Librarian. Jean is also the Director of the Burnham Library in Bridgewater and, along with the opportunity to further collaborate with our neighboring libraries, she brings with her years of experience working with young people and a great depth of knowledge on library practices and technologies. With her guidance, we look forward to expanding our services for Roxbury’s youth, from the very young to our older teens, and also providing more technology assistance for people of all ages.

I invite you all to stop in sometime (we’ll tell you some of our weird library stories!), drop us a line, or sign up for our email newsletters to see what is happening at the library. We are here to help, and we are so grateful for your support.

All the Best,

Teresa Roxburgh, Executive Director

Edward Rutherford

We Need Your Help

Your generous support enables Minor Memorial Library to provide the many books, ebooks, videos, newspapers and reading programs we do for you and your family. Your contributions help to provide arts and cultural events, and special programs throughout the year.

Your generosity provides needed funds to meet our 2022/2023 budgetary needs and makes our work on your behalf possible.  While the Town does provide substantial funds for the Library, and the Friends of the Roxbury Public Library provides funds for special programs, books and movies, we rely on you, our patrons, for a good part of our budget.

As the pandemic has eased, we have returned to in-person programs both indoors and outdoors, and have retained many programs available online. Going forward, we are actively working on new and exciting services for our school students in all grades.

Your donation makes it possible for our fantastic Director, staff and many volunteers to continue to provide fun and interesting programs and to offer the finest in small town library services for you and your family.

Please visit our donation page HERE where you can conveniently donate online with a credit card.

Thank you, our Donors, for your generous support of your Town Library.

~Kathleen Keefe, Board Member, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Roxbury Public Library.

Cynthia Newby, Chair
Ciara Gorglione
Alan Johnson
Lynn Homberg
Pamela Southworth
Joan Stracks
Steve Meier


Summer Reading Program

WHERE WE GET OUR FUNDING

56% from the Town of Roxbury. This year’s contribution is $126,875
16% draw from Endowment and Savings Funds
8% from the Friends of the Roxbury Library
3% from Grants and Art Show commissions
Generous contributions…
The remaining 17% of the budget comes from this annual fund drive. Your contributions to this portion of the budget are crucial to the life of the Library.

Town Crew sets up the tent for the summer

HOW THE MONEY IS SPENT

59% payroll14% maintenance and utilities
10% on adult and children’s programs, supplies, and fundraising
8% automation
7% circulation materials
2% internet, phones, fax, etc.

 

Temperance talk at Mine Hill Distillery

WHO USES OUR LIBRARY?

35% of Roxbury residents are active card holders, including 70 new members in the past year. With a collection of close to 40,000 items and the ability to use your library card anywhere in the state, there is something for everyone. Our collection includes thousands of downloadable e-books and audiobooks that can be accessed with your library card from practically everywhere using the LIBBY app. New this year, our patrons have access to over 3,000 digital magazines from the New Yorker to Hello! and everything in between.

E-books, museum passes, the newest releases in books and movies, it’s all here! Click HERE or stop in to sign up for a library card and to learn more about what the Library has to offer.

 

Thank You for your support!