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Duluth Library Foundation smashes goal, raises $35K in 24 hours

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DULUTH, MN -- The Duluth Library Foundation smashed its fundraising goal on Library Give Day Wednesday.

The Foundation hoped to raise $25,000 in 24 hours.

Instead, thanks to community support, they were able to raise $35,524.

The money will help get every child ready to learn by the time they reach kindergarten and help the library safely reopen after the pandemic.

DULUTH, MN -- The Duluth Library Foundation is hoping to raise $25,000 in just 24 hours Wednesday.

Foundation leaders are aiming for the milestone on "Library Give Day," which is being celebrated around the U.S. and Canada.

Library lovers are encouraged to donate to support programs at their local library.

“Library Giving Day is an opportunity to acknowledge that the library is the cornerstone of the community, and to welcome our community to become partners in its important work,” Patra Sevastiades, Executive Director of the Duluth Library Foundation, said.

The Duluth Library Foundation wants to raise its $25,000 by midnight on April 7.

They said they would use that money to support the library’s ongoing efforts to gradually re-open, to safely re-shape library programs, and to help children thrive through early learning.

As of Wednesday morning, they had raised more than $17,000

Click here to donate.

Briggs LeSavage

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