The Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library invite you to join us in our summer fundraising campaign, Diverse Books for a Diverse Community.
Diverse Books for a Diverse Community
About the Campaign
The Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library invite you to join us in our summer fundraising campaign, Diverse Books for a Diverse Community. This initiative - which runs through Labor Day - aims to raise $15,000 for the Library to increase the diversity of its collections, especially for children. We need your support for this campaign to be successful!
The types of materials the Library will purchase with these funds include:
Last year, the Library began a diversity audit of its collections and like many other libraries that have done this work, staff found that our library’s collections are not as reflective of the diversity within our community or our world as they would like.
While the Library’s annual budget from the town of Chapel Hill enables some small steps in this area, the money raised during this campaign will allow the library to take a big leap forward and continue its commitment to truly being a place for everyone.
Please donate online now. When making your donation, please choose "Diverse Books" on the donation page. Check back here to track our progress!
Friends will “pop up” on the Library Plaza between 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. three Saturdays this summer. We’ll have examples of the types of materials this campaign will support. Everyone who donates at these pop ups will be able to choose a like-new book to take home.
Saturday, June 12
Saturday, July 17
Saturday, August 21