Western Allegheny Community Library fundraiser set
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Efforts to raise money for the new Western Allegheny Community Library will kick off Friday in North Fayette.
More than 300 adults are expected for a dinner, dance and wine tasting in the future home of the library, 181 Bateman Road, just off the Imperial interchange of Route 22/30.
The $50 ticket price and money raised from an auction will benefit library renovations.
Attendees will have the opportunity to preview the building, where library volunteers have spent hours preparing for the party, library board president Pam Perry said.
Trustees are considering renovation options and hope to move the library by the end of the year, she said.
The new home is less than a mile from the current location in the North Fayette Community Center, 8042 Old Steubenville Pike.
In May, the library purchased the 14,500-square-foot facility to triple its space for patrons in Findlay, North Fayette and Oakdale. Total cost of the project, including purchase and renovations, was estimated at $800,000.
"The whole staff is very, very excited that we are going to be moving into a new facility and that we'll have more room," library director Marianne Sforza said.
Mrs. Perry said the library is seeking business and individual donations, as well as corporate sponsorships, to help fund the renovations.
"We are trying to get people interested in the library and get everybody to realize how important the library is," she said.
Future fundraisers will aim to involve families and businesses, she said. Event updates are posted on the library website, www.westernalleghenylibrary.org.
The Friday fundraiser, called An Evening Under Construction, takes the place of the annual Evening Under the Stars normally held in Clinton Park. It will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Buy tickets at the library or at the door.
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First Published August 9, 2012 5:19 am