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Annual Giving 2015 – 2016

Annual Giving Appeal 2015 – 2016


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November 2015

Dear Public Library of New London patron and supporter,
Do you remember some of your favorite books from early childhood and how much
you enjoyed them? Wouldn’t you love to make some of those titles available to our
children in New London?
We can help! 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, our 2015 Annual Giving Fund
initiative, aims to encourage and enable parents and caregivers to share at least that
many titles with little ones by the time they are five years old. You might think reading
1,000 books is an unrealistic goal, but by reading one book a day to a child, in three
years that child will have heard 1,095 books. Research shows that reading to and with
young children increases their vocabulary and assures they arrive at school, ready to
learn how to read.
BUT—where can parents and caregivers find that many different, wonderful, and
appropriate titles to share with children? At The Public Library of New London, and
free, of course—except that our current materials budget needs a boost so that we can
swell the supply of books and materials for this program that is so vital to our
community’s youngest members.
SO—we are asking you to join our effort to make more quality literacy materials
available by donating to our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten fund drive:
$25 buys one hardcover book
$50 buys three children’s hardcover picture books
$80 buys a set of board books (we need 5 sets!)
$100 buys a weeks’ worth of library books for a family to share
$250 buys a flannel board for shared storytelling
$400 buys 5 sets of board books
Putting books in the hands of children is a powerful way to open worlds of
possibilities for their future. Please help us to provide new books for our youngest
patrons. Use the enclosed envelope to send your tax-deductible contribution to our
2015 Giving Fund or give online via PayPal at www.PLNL.org. No gift is too small or
too large. Thank you so much.
Daneen Roth, President, Public Library of New London Board of Trustees