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The 2023 Annual Campaign:
more shelves, more books, more readers!

Children checking out at the Mars Library front desk

Interior Improvements

Picture of the additional shelving for the children's area that was purchased with a generous donation.

Thanks to a generous donation, our library was able to purchase additional shelving for our children's room. This will allow for up to 50% growth of our Juvenile Fiction collection as well as additional shelving for our picture books and Young Adult collection.

Volunteer Pat Floro puts away children's books

Volunteers Pat and Mike Floro spend every Monday afternoon helping to shelve and organize our children's room after a busy morning of story time, play and book selections. They are two of our eight regular volunteers who help us every week.

Exterior Improvements

The new digital sign for the Grand Avenue garden area.
Jill Welsh has repainted the Mars Library mural.
Picture taken from the 2nd Annual Libations for the Library event

With money raised in 2022, new digital signage was added this year to our Grand Ave. garden area.

Thank you to Jill Welsh for volunteering her talents and repainting our mural, which was first painted by her group, the Letterheads, in 2002.

MAPL Board organized the 2nd Annual Libations for the Library event, and with the help of the community, they raised $6,500 for future building improvements.

Summer Reading Success

As of August 1, 2023, 3,512 individuals attended 187 in-person library events and MAPL distributed 1,572 educational take and make activity kits. 540 people participated in our annual summer reading challenge.

We're always striving to meet the needs of our community. Kelsey, our Program and Outreach Librarian, created Reading Rangers, a weekly summer program for beginning readers to practice reading stories aloud and participate in skill-building activities. This program helps young students build their literacy fluency and prevents the ‘summer slide.’

Audrey F. logging her summer reading hours by reading to her pet lizard.

A foamtastic party to celebrate everyone who completed their summer reading challenge!

Your generosity gives us the power to make a positive impact in the community we serve!

Your gift is an investment in our future. Our little library is busier than ever, making the need even greater. Your gift, no matter what size, helps strengthen our services.

We invite you to give to the Mars Area Public Library 2023 Annual Fund Drive and keep the momentum going strong as we head into 2024 together.

With grateful appreciation,
Mars Area Public Library and Board of Directors

Ed McCaul
Mars Borough

Anastacia Nelson

Mars Borough

Jennifer Bainbridge
Adams Township

Vanessa Fellers
Adams Township

Raymond Abate
Middlesex Township

Emily Wiley
Middlesex Township

Rob Vigue
Valencia Borough

Thank you to all our 2023 Annual Campaign Donors

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