“Stephen King and his wife have agreed to pay $3 million to overhaul their century-old hometown library in Maine, as long as $6 million is raised from other sources. Tabitha King, the author’s wife, serves on the building committee of the Bangor Public Library, which is planning a $9 million modernization. She’s also a former longtime board member.” (via AP)
“The city’s libraries deserve their own special day. At least that’s what philanthropist Cheryl Cohen Effron believes.
Ms. Effron has helped to spearhead “Love a Library,” a day of service to happen on September 22 at library branches across New York, Brooklyn and Queens. The effort will be run by New York Cares, a volunteer organization. Some 250 volunteers will work at 24 of the city’s most underserved branches to encourage membership, educate the neighborhood on library services and boost volunteerism.”