Here We GROW Again! Help Us Build the Backyard at WACL

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What is the Backyard?
Have you heard the exciting news? WACL is building a Backyard! The Backyard will be a comfortable and inviting outdoor space complete with patios, multiple seating areas, a children’s play area, and a grassy lawn. The new area will create the additional space needed to offer outdoor learning opportunities and a place for library customers to gather, read, work and socialize.
Since the move to the current building in 2013, demand for library programs and services has grown tremendously – program attendance alone is up 45%! And now the library is growing again by creating a Backyard. In addition to creating an opportunity for new library programs, the space will be open to community members who want to enjoy an open-air library experience. Whether it’s to curl up with a book, take a laptop outside to work, enjoy lunch, host a book club, or simply lounge and catch up with an old friend.


How Can I Help?

Our goal is to have the new space ready for a grand opening next summer – but we need your support. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to help fund the construction costs and purchase the furniture and education equipment to bring the new space to life. Please donate to our online campaign – every dollar helps get us closer to our goal.

Other Ways to Help

Spread the Word – Tell your friends, neighbors and family! Share the campaign link via email and on social media and help spread the word!

Get Involved – We’re also looking for ideas and feedback as we plan this exciting new space for the community. Please save the date and plan to join us for a Community Engagement Night on October 3 at 6:30 p.m. Can’t make the discussion? Please email Amanda at if you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity.

Host a Fundraiser – If you’re involved with a group or organization that raises funds for special causes, consider supporting this community project! Whether it’s running a lemonade stand or taking up a special collection – every bit helps!

Thank you in advance for your support – here we grow again!