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FRONT DOOR OPEN HOUSE – 5:00 to 7:00 pm (Closing at 4:00 pm)

August 19, 2016 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

In June the Board of Trustees of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library launched a $1 million Capital Campaign to raise funds to replace an adjacent annex and to update the existing Library.
The Mothers Wing Capital Campaign, named in honor of all mothers who have used the Library’s services over the past century to encourage children to read, will raise $1 million to add a new wing to the existing Library — the Mothers Wing — which will provide much needed space for collections and programs, an elevator to ensure access for the disabled, and update the Library’s aged infrastructure.
The Graves Library has served as an educational, social, and cultural center of our town for over a century; yet it has been over 30 years since the Library has sought community support for a Capital Campaign. In a digital era when traditional organizations are struggling to find relevance, the use of the Graves Library has grown dramatically. The Library offers more than 400 programs for individuals of all ages, and serves as a meeting place for many civic groups and non-profit organizations.
Recognizing that the Library is a signature structure, the Trustees focused on maintaining the quality and integrity of the historic building. The design of the Mothers Wing, and the materials used to build the structure, will be compatible with the original building.
We will celebrate the Mothers Wing Capital Campaign on Friday, August 19, with the reopening of the Library’s historic front door, which was closed many years ago to accommodate bookshelves for our audiobook collection.  Please join us from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for an open house.  Light refreshments will be served.  Help us celebrate the next chapter of the Graves Library.


August 19, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library @ 18 Maine St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
18 Maine Street
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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