Nelson Memorial Library is expanding! As a fundraising group our goal is to raise $500,000.00 for computers, media accessories, and additional books for our collection. In order to accomplish that goal, grants are being written and donations are being accepted. So far we have raised over $160,000.00.
Don’t forget that we have a “Challenge” grant from The Perry Foundation. We need to raise $150,000.00 (in addition to our $160,000.00) in order to receive $100,000.00 from them.
The Grow Nelson Library Committee has just been informed that they have been award a matching grant from the Nelson County Community Foundation for over $4000.00. This grant is to help fund our new Business Center. Many thanks to them for their support.
The site work has been completed with electrical and plumbing and now we are ready for the concrete pad to be poured this week. We will also get a temporary wall installed in the library so that work on connecting the two buildings can be done.
The Perry Foundation, a philanthropic organization located in Charlottesville, Virginia, has awarded matching grants for a variety of JMRL projects. In July, The Perry Foundation presented Grow Nelson Library with a challenge grant of $100,000.00 provided that we raise $150,000.00. These funds will provide Nelson Memorial Library with an opening day collection, funding to continue to add new selections to the collection, media equipment, and other essentials to create a vibrant community center.
Every donation that is received between now and July 2020 will be applied to that goal. Your donation made either through this website, by check to Nelson Memorial Library Fund (Nelson Memorial Library, P O Box 321, Lovingston, Virginia 22949), or dropped off at the library will make a difference. Remember that your donation is tax exempt.