October 2018 Director’s Message:
Last month our Annual Appeal letter was mailed out to over 600 households, which means that it will reach many, but not all, Essex residents (and Library patrons). As most of you know, we receive about half of our operating budget funding from the Town of Essex. As a result, we are responsible for raising the rest from other sources, in part through a prudent withdrawal of less than 4% per year from our endowment, but most importantly in the form of gifts we receive from you, the people who use the Essex Library. Your support is critical for ensuring that we are capable of providing the high quality programs, materials and services that you have come to expect from us.
We extend our sincere thanks to those of you who have already contributed to this year’s Annual Appeal. If you haven’t yet had a chance to send in your gift, though, please be as generous as you can. If you did not receive a letter, please consider this to be a formal request for a donation. You can mail in your gift by using out a copy of our contribution form (available if you click here) or just drop it off at your convenience when you visit the Library. Again, we thank you for your support, and look forward to continuing to serve as “your community center for lifelong learning and cultural enrichment” for many years to come!