Annual Appeal 2016

December 1, 2016

Dear Library Friend:

The Aurora Free Library is creating a new five year service plan for 2016 to 2020. As part of this process we have talked with many of you informally and in focus groups. We have heard from you why you value the Aurora Free Library:

  • A positive gathering place…a way of feeling connected to others
  • Place for interactions especially for young families—creating childhood memories around reading and family that children will have forever
  • Provides you information you need as well as information you didn’t even know existed
  • Communicates something important about the community, helps to make it a great place to live.

As we continue to listen to you our customers, we are developing strategies to maintain and improve our collections, programs, facilities and access to our many resources. We thank you for another successful school ballot proposition that brings us closer to having the majority of our operating expenses supported by voter approved funds.

This year’s annual appeal provides special opportunities to support the library and our two committees, Morgan Opera House and Building Preservation. Thanks to your generosity last year, the Aurora Free Library has thermal shades in all our windows and the difference is dramatic in light and temperature improvements. The library board agreed to continue designating this year’s annual appeal funds for an “Energy Efficiency Fund.” We believe that you approve of our commitment to the environment.

On behalf of our board and staff, I thank you for your continued support for our annual giving campaign. As we plan for our next five years, our community is uppermost in our thoughts.

Elaine Meyers, President
Aurora Free Library Board of Trustees

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