Library Fund Drive Reaches 30% of Goal

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Published on October 10 2013 8:10 pm
Last Updated on October 11 2013 2:23 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

(FROM LEFT, HELEN MATTHES LIBRARY BOARD JOINT-PRESIDENT RACHEAL FEARDAY, ANGIE WORKMAN, DR. RICK WORKMAN AND LIBRARY DIRECTOR AMANDA McKAY)

The Helen Matthes Library in Effingham is nearly a third of the way to its goal of raising $2 million towards the cost of remodeling the former Fifth Third Bank building into a new library for the Effingham community.

On Friday, October 4, at the Effingham Community Foundation banquet, the Helen Matthes Library was the recipient of three financial gifts: $5,000 from the Siemer Family Fund, $10,000 from the Community Foundation, and a $200,000 donation from the Dr. Rick and Angie Workman Family Fund.

Amanda McKay, Library Director stated, “We are very grateful for these donations which will go a long way towards making our move a reality. We have worked hard over the last few years to increase efficiencies and streamline services, such as introducing multiple self-check out stations. This along with the increased library space at the new library will allow us to provide more services that the community needs within our financial resources.”

For further information call Amanda McKay, Library Director at 217-342-2464 x5, or email her at amanda@effinghamlibrary.org