Far Rockaway Library Nets $2,000
To keep its level of service to the Far Rockaway community, the library has embarked on a series of fundraisers, raising $2,000 last month as it attempts to pull itself out of the hole made by the cuts of the last few years.
Best Buy, an electronics retailer, donated $1,000 in cash to the cause, also providing electronics items – a 19-inch television, a DVD player, a digital camera and an i-Pod – for a raffle which brought in an additional $1,000.
According to Dani Murriel of the Far Rockaway Library, the funds raised will be used to buy new books, DVDs and CDs. She added that fundraising is an on-going effort and the library is still getting donations from area residents.
They are also hoping for donations from other organizations. Anyone interested in making a donation to the library should come in and speak to either Principal Librarian Sharon Anderson or Assistant Librarian Justin Levinson.