Budgets continue to be difficult as public agencies are facing tough times everywhere. The charitable giving environment is always competitive, and particularly so in Appleton the last few years. But in the face of these concerns, our library is fortunate to have a terrific group of foundation board members and other volunteers to help with fund raising. Not only do events like these raise needed funds, but they help keep the library in the public eye from the perspective of community leaders and donors.
As a library director, I can only express deep appreciation that so many other people beyond our staff are doing so much to help us. Maybe we're doing something right!