Martinsburg Library Plans Fundraising Events
September 17, 2020
Due to the pandemic, the Martinsburg Community Library along with many other people and businesses is suffering financially. Library services affected are book purchases, staffing and rent payments.
Library visitation and circulation at all county libraries is down 40 to 50 percent. For Martinsburg, cancellation of the Taste of the Cove event which contributes 15 percent of the budget is one missing budget item. Fines and copies usually contribute about $1,000 and two library book sales amount to almost $1,500 yearly. Gifts and donations are down $8,000 compared to last year. Funding from t...