When the smoke cleared recently after a week spent indoors, I ventured outside to run a few errands and to inhale as much fresh air as was humanly possible. Nearly everywhere I went, I bumped into friends as well as some of my favorite library volunteers and patrons. While we chatted and shared stories, I was reminded how fortunate I am to live in our close-knit community.


This got me thinking about how our community closeness makes it possible for us to achieve great things from which we all benefit. The library transformation is a great example of this.

I am staggered by the support of our library district has received from individuals and organizations throughout our district.

Rotary checkRotary Club of Sandpoint presented us with a $30,000 check!

Because we are transforming the library without placing any additional tax burden on our patrons, we are relying heavily on volunteer help and donations. Support has come from so many including our Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Library, LPOSD students, library volunteers, the Sandpoint Rotary and hundreds of individuals who have contributed to the fundraising events as well as those who have donated directly.

Anyone who has ever been a part of a major construction project knows that many hands make light work. The community support we have received from donors and volunteers has certainly lightened the load.

FOL expansion movePat A moving JNFAlex and Hunter SHS football help FOLAnn and Jeanine at Gala


The project is well underway. You can follow the progress by checking out the weekly updates on the Your Library Transformation page and by subscribing to our eNewsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn for fresh content every day.

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