You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.


Library fund-raising grows

Continue reading below

Proponents of a new Scituate Town Library said they have raised an additional $30,000 since Town Meeting approved the $12 million library project in early November. “We had been told funds come in faster once you are successful,” said Les Ball, co-chair of the Scituate Library Foundation’s Capital Campaign Committee. “We did see that in December and January.” About $670,000 has been raised so far. Though still far from the $2 million goal, Ball was optimistic. “Given where we are, we think that’s very reachable,” Ball said. Organizers also have high hopes of increasing participation in the 1,000 Homes program, which aims to have 1,000 donors donate $1,000 or more apiece. About $5 million of the total cost will be covered by a Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners grant; the remainder will be paid by fund-raising and town borrowing.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of