Keeping up with the growth at the Hamlin Memorial Library is no easy task. With the computer revolution, the popularity of audio books, and increasing usage of the library in general, the facility has outgrown the 3,000 square-foot-space at 123 Mechanic Street, which has served Smethport since 1991.
Although the library has earned a Pennsylvania Keystone grant for nearly $300,000 to cover the expansion project, it is a matching grant. While the library has gotten off to a good start with contributions, savings and investments, it still needs to raise a significant amount of money.
More and more people are using the library for job searches, research, and staying in contact with the rest of the world. The library’s Internet connection is free!
You may wish to consider a tax deductible donation in memory of or in honor of family and/or friends. Hamlin Memorial Library is a recognized charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Any amount is welcome. Engraved plaques are available in different sizes and colors for contributors who donate $500 or more. The plaques will be permanently displayed in the foyer of the new lobby as an individual component of a dramatic collage representing the hues of Marvin Creek.
You can donate online and in any amount, or send your check by mail at any time. Using this form, you can also pledge an amount and spread your donation over one to three years.
If you would like to order a plaque with your donation of $500 or more, please be sure to print out this form and fill it in. Don’t forget the second page, which includes a space for your plaque inscription. Mail the completed pledge form to:
Hamlin Memorial Library 123 Mechanic Street Smethport, PA 16749 814.887.9262
Hamlin Memorial Library/123 S. Mechanic Street/P.O. Box 422/Smethport, PA 16749/814-887-9262/ firstname.lastname@example.org