Dear WVPL Supporter:
Imagine a small boy sitting alone at his kitchen table, his school books spread out before him, looking stressed. He slams his pencil down on the table because his homework just doesn’t make sense to him. Behind him, his mother turns from his gaze, holding back tears. She wants to help him, but she can’t because English is not her native language.
WVPL is providing hope and help to families like the one above. For the child, we host English as a Second Language Homework Help on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For adults, we are starting multiple weekly conversation groups to build their confidence in English-speaking skills.
Those are just two examples of the many programs that the library provides to help strengthen, educate and entertain our community. We continue to offer access to reading materials in all formats, but the library has become something more. It is now a community center at which you can meet new people or gather with old friends to take a class, exercise, see a performance, meet an author, watch a movie or play a game. In these ever changing times, we continue to adapt to try and meet community interests and expectations.
But we require your help. We need your financial support to plan educational and entertaining programs for people in our community. We need your help to provide the books that will facilitate learning.
You can choose to donate towards electronic books and magazines, print books, educational programs, or let the library decide where we need it most. Just check the box that matches your wishes on the enclosed envelope. If you prefer donating online, use the DONATE button to the right.
Please help strengthen our community by making a donation today.
With sincere appreciation,
PS -The library has an anonymous donor who will match up to $10,000 in new donations. If this is your first time donating, your dollars will stretch twice as far. Please donate today.
Donate to the WVPL Annual Giving Campaign through PayPal. All donations are tax deductible.
We also wanted to let you know how we spent your donations last year:
Electronic Books $1,233
How you can help
Sign up for Company Matching Donations
WVPL currently gets matches from employees and former employees of General Electric, Exxon Mobil, Merck, Citizens Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Penn Virginia Corporation, The Pfizer Foundation, The Quaker Chemical Foundation and Oracle. Some companies will donate based on hours that their employees volunteer. Please check with your company.
Donate to the Albright Endowment Fund
Mail or drop off your donation with a note that you are contributing to the Endowment to ensure the future of the library.