West Tisbury Library users, this is your challenge, should you choose to accept it. Submit a donation to the West Tisbury Library Foundation, Inc. before Oct. 1. and see your donation doubled. The match is made possible thanks to a Challenge Grant made by a generous group of West Tisbury Library supporters who have agreed to kick in up to $35,000.
The call for additional donations comes just weeks before ground is due to break on a long-planned project to renovate and expand the West Tisbury Free Public Library. Although the full construction budget has been met by a combination of town, state and private funds, the Foundation is seeking an additional $325,000 to fund three enhancements to original plans: a semipervious parking lot infrastructure to help protect the water supply and wetlands, hardwood flooring and landscaping that incorporates native species and requires minimal care and water use.
Donations may be sent through the Foundation’s website, wtlibraryfoundation.org, or by mail to P.O. Box 1238, West Tisbury, MA 02575. Further information is available from Mr. Moorman at 202-309-4896.