Letter: Together we are making 'Dorothy's Dream' a reality

Editor:

Thank You to Community from CVLE The Camp Verde Library Endowment (CVLE) book sale location, on Main St, Camp Verde, has closed its doors. Our thanks to the town for temporary use of their space.

CVLE has been in operation for over 20 years. The endowment fund has steadily grown, with some monies periodically used for library projects,programs and equipment. As our members grow older, and as our beautiful, new library nears completion, it would seem this might be the time to raid the account to add to the library building/furnishings budget. Not so.

CVLE members, encouraged by our far-sighted librarian, Kathy Hellman, have agreed to continue to work towards the original $500,000 endowment goal: Dorothy Wood's Dream. This will establish an on-going revenue source to provide future money for programs and technology above the town budget.

And so, the fund-raising continues. And you can help!

Shop the books and other donated items that are available for sale at Sweet Pea Antiques, 437 General Crook Trail (on the hill above the light @HWY 260 and Main St) Many thanks to Wynn Melton, owner, for allowing us shelf-space in her terrific shop. With 100% of the sales going to CVLE, Sweet Pea has helped add to our account balance for more than 3 years. Open 7 days a week,with a friendly staff, it's a great place to browse.

Bashas community cards have been raising funds for CVLE for over a year. They are proving to be an easy, popular way to donate. The cards are provided by Bashas. They are purchased from CVLE for $20. When the $20 credit is used from a card, it can be "re-loaded" at the register, in any amount, with CVLE receiving 6% on each sale. We appreciate our local Bashas store, and the patrons using the cards.

CVLE has had long been supported by our community. "Denim & Lace" participation, "Shakespeare on Main" attendance, donations of every sort, physicial labor, buying books and raffle tickets, just to list a few. All through these long fund-raising years, you have helped us more than you know, and together are making "Dorothy's Dream" a reality.

Eileen (Ambie) Charles

President, CVLE

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