Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation seeks new Members.
If there is one thing the Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation would like residents to know, it’s this: Tax dollars cannot support all of the needs and upgrades the Library desires.
“Public funding covers the costs of books, materials and operations that make our library good, but it’s with the help of the Foundation that we can become great,” Scott Davan, the Library’s Director said.
The Foundation was created nearly 10 years ago, and runs an annual fundraising campaign focusing on the capital improvement needs of the Library.
Among the many projects the Foundation has helped finance include the Quiet Study Room, media renovations to the meeting room, new furniture for the Adult Department, and assistance with the Children’s Room Renovation.
Library Director Scott Davan said “many of the recent upgrades to the Library would not be possible without the group’s support.”
As a nonprofit organization the Foundation can solicit and accept tax-free donations and then pass them on to the library. The donor gets a tax break, and the public then gets whatever it is the money buys for them and their children.
The Foundation is presently seeking new members to sit on its Board and committees to help reinvigorate its pursuits now that the restrictions of Covid-19 are lifting. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation please contact the Library’s Director, Scott Davan at 973-627-2344 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation please visit https://www.rtlibrary.org/foundation.