Mary Alice Reporting:

(Thursday, October 11th) Dover, Ohio – Work continues inside the Dover Public Library with $30,000 left of their project goal.

The building opened in 1959 and with the increasing technological demand, the library is expanding and updating.

Director Jim Gill explains they created the Capital Campaign to continue their customer service and programming.

Projects include replacing furniture, creating an adequate staff workspace, and update their technology. Currently, the adult department is not open to patrons due to the remodeling and asks the public to be patient.

To date, the Dover Library has raised $470,000 and to engage the community, they will open an online fundraiser.

“We’re going to use a GoFundMe me campaign to reach our goal. This is a way that people that have connections to Tuscarawas County can give and contribute even if they’re not in the area anymore.”

Gill notes the overwhelming support from area residents and businesses shows the need for library materials, programming, and technology sources.

For more details, visit www.doverlibrary.org.

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