Matching drive ends Dec. 31 or at $10,000, whichever comes first!

To help support the purchase of books, magazine subscriptions, e-books, audio books, DVDs and other materials at the Tolland Public Library, the Tolland Public Library Foundation is holding a $10,000 matching fundraising drive.
More than $2,400 has already been donated to the library and is being matched dollar-for-dollar by the Foundation. The drive ends Dec. 31 or at $10,000, whichever comes first!
Although funds were restored to the library’s current books and materials budget, continued uncertainty about future state funding for the town convinced the Foundation board to continue the matching drive through the end of 2017.
Library patrons, Tolland residents and local businesses, please consider making a tax-deductible gift of any size to the library by the end of the year.
Donations can be made in person at the library at 21 Tolland Green or can be mailed to Tolland Public Library, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084. Checks should be made payable to the Tolland Public Library.
For more information about the Foundation or its matching drive, call President Linda Byam at 860-875-1446.

Tolland Public Library

Google for Business Event Cancelled

The Tolland Public Library Foundation has had to cancel a talk planned for Thursday, Oct. 5 on how to get your business on Google’s map due to a lack of advanced registration.
The Foundation regrets any inconvenience this has created for anyone who had signed up.
Watch this website and like us on Facebook to learn of more future events we’re planning to benefit Tolland Public Library patrons and residents.

Foundation has launched a $10,000 matching drive

To help make up for a drastic reduction in the Tolland Public Library’s books and materials budget, the Tolland Public Library Foundation has launched a $10,000 matching fundraising drive to encourage residents to make tax-deductible donations to the library.
The drive was launched Sept. 16 at the Celebrate Tolland festival. The town of Tolland is facing difficult funding decisions as its leaders and the state of Connecticut grapple with a budget crisis.
Due to the crisis, the library’s budget to purchase new books, dozens of magazine and newspaper subscriptions, DVDs, e-books, CDs and audiobooks was sharply reduced this fiscal year.
The Library Foundation is asking library patrons, Tolland residents and local businesses to consider making a donation of any size to the library to support the purchase of these books and materials. The newly expanded library is heavily used by patrons and these materials are considered a key public service.
The Foundation will match, dollar-for-dollar, every donation up to a total of $10,000. It has already given the library the first installment, of more than $350, to match early donations made since Celebrate Tolland. No donation is too small.
Donations can be made in person at the library at 21 Tolland Green or by mailing them to     Tolland Public Library, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084. Checks should be made payable to the Tolland Public Library.
For more information about the Foundation or its matching drive, call President Linda Byam at 860-875-1446.

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He took a look and won a Nook!

Congratulations to Ian Howe of Tolland, who won a Nook e-reader after entering the Tolland Public Library Foundation’s free drawing at Celebrate Tolland on Saturday.
Thanks to everyone who dropped by the Foundation’s booth to enter and to learn more about our fundraising drive to match, dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000, any donations to the library to support the purchase of magazine and newspaper subscriptions. The library’s materials budget recently sustained a drastic cut.
Tax-Deductible donations can be made at the library or mailed to Tolland Public Library, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084. Checks should be made out to the library.

Ian Howe

Nook E-Reader Drawing, Matching Drive Launched at Celebrate Tolland

Drop by the Tolland Public Library Foundation’s booth at Celebrate Tolland Saturday, Sept. 16. between 11 and 3 at the Tolland Recreation Center and enter a free drawing to win a Barnes & Noble Nook Glowlight Plus E-Reader.
The foundation is also launching a $10,000 matching fundraising drive at the festival. The books and materials budget of the Tolland Public Library was recently drastically reduced, so the Foundation is encouraging residents to make a donation of any size to support the library. It will match gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000. Donations will be accepted at Celebrate Tolland or checks can be made out to Tolland Public Library and mailed to the library at 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084, c/o of Library Director Barbara Pettijohn.