Shambhala supports Salmo library expansion

There’s lots of excitement around the Salmo Public Library this summer. Not only is the library celebrating its 50th anniversary as a public library association, but it is also in the midst of an ambitious expansion plan that will eventually see this vital community facility double in size.

Sue Bundschuh

There’s lots of excitement around the Salmo Public Library this summer. Not only is the library celebrating its 50th anniversary as a public library association, but it is also in the midst of an ambitious expansion plan that will eventually see this vital community facility double in size.

As part of its fundraising initiative, the library has launched a campaign dubbed “50 for 50” and is attempting to raise $50,000 to commemorate 50 years of service. Announcing support for the campaign, Shambhala production manager Corrine Zawaduk said that “Shambhala is interested in supporting our local libraries. We believe in supporting healthy extracurricular activities, especially for kids.”

The library will be renovating both the existing library in the Salmo Square building and expanding into the space adjacent to it, which is being called the Dorothy Hearn Wing in honour of the library’s longest serving volunteer. Dorothy is one of many people who have devoted their time and energy to building the outstanding library services provided free to all residents of the Salmo Valley.

The library is accepting donations of any amount; donations over $10 will receive a charitable tax receipt. Contact salmopubliclibrary@telus.net for more information.

 

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