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March 1, 2017
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The Friends of the Dorothy J. Lowe Memorial Library is a nonprofit organization with the sole mission to assist in the development of Nettleton, Mississippi’s local library. The organization is currently working to expand the library by 5,000 square feet from the cramped 600-square-foot facility in downtown Nettleton. A tentative offer has been made by a generous building owner to sell the proposed, recently renovated building to the City of Nettleton.
As it stands today, the library cannot receive any more donated books, because the current facility lacks space to hold any additional items. “We are forced to hold events, including the summer reading program for children, at other spaces because there simply isn't room to accommodate the program,” said library volunteer Dana Burcham. “The proposed building for purchase is almost tenfold larger than the existing library and will meet the needs of our community for years to come.”
Along with being in downtown to help keep that area of Nettleton vibrant, this building has a prime location near the campus of the town’s high and middle schools. The library would be on a direct walking route for students, as opposed to the current facility, which is much further away with a railroad track students must cross for access.
As a newly established organization, there is currently no operating budget, and as a strictly volunteer organization, there is no overhead administration cost. “We have scheduled fundraisers in place that will be used to help fund summer reading programs and software,” said Dana. Now the organization needs to raise $8,295 to purchase new computers, shelving, and tables for the future library. Please show your support for The Friends of the Dorothy J. Lowe Memorial Library with your tax-deductible donation and share their story today!