In ancient Greece, the agora (“gathering place”) was the center of a city’s artistic, spiritual, and political life—the place to share news, to share ideas, to connect. We think Katonah Village Library is the agora for our community. The work we do — on programs and services, and in how we maintain and improve the building that houses them — is aimed at that important civic function. Thanks to your financial contributions over the last 12 months, KVL offered over 200 programs and events for children, teens, and adults in 2016.
And we can’t wait for next year. (Look to the left to see what’s on our librarians’ wish lists for 2017!)
Why Your Donation Matters
We’re good at keeping our costs down: KVL ranks #1 in “lowest operating cost per square foot” of all 38 libraries in the Westchester Library System. While the Town of Bedford generously covers a share of that operating budget, we have to raise the remaining amount — about $210,000 a year — in order to “fill the gap.” And for that, KVL relies on support from people like you.
Please include KVL among your 2016 end-of-year donations. Your financial support will help us keep Katonah Village Library the agora you enjoy coming to.
Katonah Village Library’s staff and trustees wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.
|Mary Kane||Virginia Lanigan|
|Director||President, Board of Trustees|