Councilwoman Schipske re-launched a district-based effort to raise funds that would help Ruth Bach and El Dorado Branch Libraries purchase additional books and materials.
“April is national library month,” Schipske said. “A great way to support our libraries, especially in the 5th District, is for people to ‘round up’ their change.”
The effort’s success of the previous two years convinced the councilwoman to continue helping the district’s libraries raise money.
“The spare change will be collected during April and May,” Schipske said. “Everything will be donated to the Friends of the Public Library for use at the two 5th District branch libraries.”
Businesses throughout the 5th District such as: El Dorado Restaurant, Once Read Books and Postal Annex among others, are supporting the ‘round up’ by displaying the containers being used to collect funds in their businesses.
“In these tough budget times,” Schipske said. “We need to work together and do everything possible to maintain our libraries.”
If your business would like to participate by having their own “Library Round Up” box and display, please contact the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at (562) 570-6932.