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Steele Creek Library Fund Drive Begins

(November 5,  2003) Steele Creek is getting a new library. It's scheduled to open in summer 2004, and construction is well under way on Steele Creek Road (Hwy 160) in front of the new Southwest Middle School. The county does not have funds for the "extras" in the library so the Steele Creek Library Association is kicking off a fund drive to raise $100,000 for the library. Planned enhancements include extra computers, equipment for computer classes, children's computers, and additional puppets and new puppet stage. The meeting room will be equipped with all types of advanced media equipment to be used for presentations.

The Steel Creek community is rich in local history. The main library has given special permission for the Steele Creek Historical and Genealogical Society to place its files in the new branch library. Display cases will be installed for the Society to display historic items of local interest, which will change on a quarterly basis. Old pictures of homes, schools and churches that are no longer standing also will be displayed.

Please make a donation to the fund drive so that Steele Creek will have the best equipped library in the county.

Contributors can donate at one of five levels:

Library Philanthropist...........$5000 and up
Bookcase Patron.................$1000 to $4999
Shelf Benefactor.....................$500 to $999
Volume Contributor................$100 to $499
Book Donor...............................Up to $100

Those who give $1000 or more will have their names placed on a plaque in the library, and a Recognition Book will honor those who contribute $100 or more.

Please send donations to the following address:

Steele Creek Library Association
PO Box 38218
Charlotte NC 28278-8218

Volunteers are also welcome. Contact Linda Blackwelder at 704-588-6575 or Doug Youngblood at 704-588-1610 or send an email to libraryassociation@steelecreekresidents.org if you would like to help or have questions.

Also visit the Steele Creek Library Association's web site at www.steelecreekla.org.

Each gift will enrich the lives of countless others in the community.