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PAGE A4 Wednesday, March 2i, 2018 NEWS ,~ t'l t , Library () FROM PAGE A1 key in the effort to reach the library's $2.95 million goal for a new building, library of- ficials say. "Because of their extraor- dinary efforts, we have in- Hall vited the Giving Circle five- member committee to paint the next two spines on our outdoor book-o-me- ter," explained Hali Taylor, director of the Shepherdstown Public Library. The painting event is slated to hap- pen at 5 p.m. Thursday just outside the entrance to the library. Taylor expects the library's fundrais- ing progress to continue. "With continued generous donations from individuals, foundations and the Corporation of Shepherdstown, and through Home Stretch fundraising ac- tivities, we have raised over $345,000 since we took our campaign public last April," Taylor said. The project has raised nearly $2.7 Taylor o b ), million so far, Taylor said. lor said. Six years ago, the library "This new facility will provide the implemented "Building for greater Shepherdstown area and the the Future," a capital cam- northern Jefferson County popula- paign designed to generate tion with a spacious and technologi- funding from select individu- cally appropriate library, relevant to als engaged in the prospect of the library's evolution. The "silent" phase of the campaign brought in more than $2.35 million in pri- vate pledges and gifts. Last April, the "Home Stretch" committee was formed to take the project into the fi- nal public phase of the fundraising ef- fort. Because the library's current home in the historic Market House down- town is so small, the library often must hold special events offsite venues to accommodate the number of people who want to attend. The library also can't offer programs or services to cit- izens with disabilities beyond a limit- ed area on the ground level. The new library building will be ADA-compliant and will offer plen- ty of space for library patrons, Tay- the current century," Taylor said. "We will have meeting space, and will fi- nally be able to accommodate all of the children that come to our summer programs. "We are especially looking forward to being completely ADA compliant, and to providing more adult program- ming and classes at the library." The new library building, designed with input from the community, will mean a bigger collection and many more programs. "Our building committee is review- ing the latest building design, and is working on a timeline for actual con- struction," Taylor said. "We are hope- ful that we can begin site work this spring, but this is contingent on our Colonial Hills neighbors who will be (See LIBRARY Page Ag) Larry Blash, president of the Friends of Shepherds- town Library, gets a little help from Ruby Reese as he colors in another block on the fundraising book spine last month in front of the current library on German Street. Cork Boot/RV/CIImate Control We'll beat any Chades Town or Ranson storage facility by $5/mo! 165 Philip Avenue ChadesTown, WV 304-724-7867 www,Ro kwel!MIn!Stor g com W'dlow Tree Heahhcare Center, a leading healthcare provider for the Eastern Panhandle, is seeking caring, compassionate LPN's, RN's and CNA?s for a variety of roles. Onsite interviews Will be conducted. For more information about becoming a part of the W'dlow Tree Healthcare Center family, call and talk with us today at 304-725-6575. Willow Tree H EAI.THCARE CENTER CZ~r'nrnun~ore SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE for qualified new hires! Come in and complete a job application. 1263 S. George St Charles Town 304-725-6575 in Martinsburg!! Hiring positions including: *Equipment Operators *Forman Jr, Utility *Pipe Layer *Laborer Site Development GOH offers paid medical benefits during layoff, competitive pay, exten- sive training and a pert0r benefits Including first day medical coverage, matching 401(k), profit sharing', paid time offand morei For more Information and to apply, go ) Shenandoah Springs offers aLL the naturaL beauty and Laid-back Living of West Virginia. But you're aLsojust minutes from the MARC train or commuter routes heading to Northern Virginia, Frederick or D,C, Each day, you'LL return to a home buiLt with true craftsmanship, a home your famiLy wilt Love for years to come. Single Family Homes from the upper $2OOs Up to 4 bedrooms, z,5 bathrooms, 3-car garage and 2,736 sq. ft. z-story or ranch-styLe home designs avaiLabLe, perfect for famiLies or empty nesters Spacious kitchens and famiLy rooms for entertaining Just mite to CharLes Town Races and 7 mites to Harpers Ferry Train Station EndLess opportunities for outdoor recreation nearby