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SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – The Trustees of the Shrewsbury Public Library announce the completion of the 2014 Sunday Library Season. Thanks to the contributions of generous individuals, businesses and civic groups, library users were able to enjoy a full season of Sunday hours from October 6, 2013 to May 18, 2018. Twenty seven donors provided over $18,000 in sponsorships to assure library service from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. each Sunday during the eight-month period. During those Sundays, over 12,000 people visited the library and borrowed close to 22,000 items.
Trustee Chair Laurie Hogan commented, “This was our ninth season of providing Sunday hours with support from our generous sponsors. We know that the people who use our library; the teens, children, families and seniors greatly appreciate this access. We want the donors to know how much we appreciate their support, and let others know how much these donors do for the community.
Sponsorships were provided the following donors. The Shrewsbury Education Association, Wegmans Northborough and The Olive & Anthony Borgatti Donor Advised fund of Greater Worcester Community Foundation provided two Sundays each. Sponsoring one Sunday each were the Shrewsbury Firefighter’s Association, Wei Kong Yeoh &Yubin Liang, the Shrewsbury Lions Club, the Shrewsbury Social Club, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank, Polito Development Corp., the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury, Katherine Canney, Laurie & Matt Hogan, the Bozenhard Charitable Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, In Memory of James A. Heedles, the Shrewsbury Woman’s Club, Paula Ebben and an anonymous donor in memory of Ann Marie Blute, Jeff and Priscilla Billingham, Selectmen Moe Depalo & Henry Fitzgerald, Girija and Kolar Kodandapani, the Rocheleau Family, Cathy Cooper, in honor of Tinu, Rita Croteau, the Shrewsbury Garden Club, the Matthew John Whittall Masonic Lodge and four anonymous donors, one who gave “in honor of our families who gave us a love of reading
The Board of Trustees plans to offer the Sunday sponsorship program during the 2015 season, October 2014 through May 2015. Sponsorships can be booked for next season at the rate of $600 per Sunday. To sponsor a day or obtain more information please contact library Director Ellen Dolan at the Shrewsbury Public library at 508-841-8537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.