We are so grateful for the many ways people find to support the library. Our community businesses, churches, and individuals are all so generous. Sometimes we receive donations from people from far away, who come to Fredericksburg to ride in the Library Roll, or just to visit, and are moved to give. If you are one of these people, know that every time we receive a gift, it is so appreciated, and encourages us to keep this “Little Engine That Could” going. This year we celebrate the opening of Simply Hand Made, a wonderful little gift shop in the 100-year-old jail building, with proceeds benefitting the library. The talented artists and makers who place their items there for sale do so on commission, knowing they are also supporting the library. The volunteers who give their time at both the library and Simply Hand Made are the other reason the library is here, 19 years after opening.
We are pleased to announce that the library has received grants from The Wayne County Community Foundation and the Laura B. Frick Foundation which will go toward the renovation of the McCay building across the street. This beautiful building, built in the 1800’s, will house a coffee shop and a display area for the library’s Fredericksburg history collection. Known as J.C. Weaver’s store, many here in Fredericksburg have great memories of working or shopping there in the 1950’s & 60’s.
Stop in the library, the next time you are in this area. We would love to tell you more!