December Fundraising Update and Calendar

We wish to thank everyone who has donated to our fundraiser. As we hope you all know by now, we are raising funds for our 2019 operations via an online campaign. Members may also donate to us directly at the Library or to our P.O. box. (San Juan Community Library P.O. Box 3758 Guaynabo, PR 00970-3758).

We have raised nearly $8,000 of our target goal of $18,000. Of that total, $1,610 has been raised by our online campaign on gofundme.

Our campaign is called Keep Our Library Open The Anti-Gala Fundraiser. Here is the link to it:

https://www.gofundme.com/keep-our-library-open-antigala

We still have a ways to go if we want to keep San Juan Community Library open. Fees for Memberships, book sales, fines, programs and building income are essential for our operations. But, they don’t add up to our $80,000 annual operating budget. Our monthly income from these revenue sources is about $1,000–that’s $12,000. The difference comes from donations and fundraising efforts.

This year, rather than hold an event for which 40 to 50% of your support would go towards the event’s expenses, we are asking our members to join us by making a contribution for which 100% of your donation will support our library’s continued operations.

The decision is ours to make. We hope that all of our members and our email supporters will make a donation. No amount is too small. Everyone’s efforts will help us to be here for you and our community next year. We will continue to collect donations and to keep our online campaign active throughout January 2019. Please share our link and the word about our fundraising efforts with your friends, social media contacts and your favorite businesses. (We have flyers that you may give to them. Stop by or send us an email and we can provide them to you.)

Together we can keep San Juan Community Library open!

December Calendar: Open through December 20.

Please note the following schedule for the week of December 17:
Open Monday, December 17 – Thursday, December 20 from 10 am – 3 pm.

We will also open on Saturday, December 29 from 10 am – 2 pm

Closed: December 30, 2018 – January 7, 2019. Reopening Tuesday, January 8 under our regular operating schedule.

Open 24/7 at our digital branch: www.digitalsjcl.org. It’s even easier to log on with our Libby App available at your app store.

​Happy Holidays!