(By Timberly Ferree) [Order this photo]
Shelley Williams, who serves as the library director, said a second "Chairity Fundraiser" will take place in the future with proceeds going back to the library.
The idea for the fundraiser was to get local individuals, organizations, groups or businesses to commit to taking a chair and decorating or restructuring it so that it could be auctioned off to the highest bidder, she explained in an interview with the Greene County Daily World.
The chair created by Main Street Gifts in Linton received the highest bid during the first fundraiser, Williams said.
Look for the second "Chair-ity" to take place later this year. As with the past project, chairs will be available at no cost from the library.
The Linton Public Library was awarded an USDA grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- which required a match. The original "Chair-ity" fundraiser benefited this match, Williams noted.
These funds were made available just for libraries and the grant purchased additional shelving for the library. Extra shelving had been a need in the building since it was constructed.
"Extra pieces were added to the ends -- where we didn't have enough (shelving) and now we do," Williams explained.
The genealogy department was in great need of the extra shelving.
"Genealogy was packed full and needed the extra space," she added.
The library received the $5,000 grant -- which required a match of $4,500.
"The $1,000 raised from the 'Chair-ity' event and other gift funds were used for that (match)," Williams explained.