Lemonade stand, local businesses raise over $1,200 for Fremont County Library System; letter of gratitude

The Fremont County Library System Board (FCLSB) shares their gratitude in an open letter to community members who have shown their support in recent weeks as the three Fremont County Library branches are faced with significant budget cuts. County 10 shared in an earlier post these cuts will impact their programming, hours of operation, and result in job loss for several staff members.

The open letter highlights the local residents and businesses who recently raised money for the libraries. “We are deeply grateful to the three young entrepreneurs — K. K. Swinborne, Olivia Robeson, and Abigail Shade — who set up a lemonade-stand outside the Lander library and gave all their profits to the library. Also, three generous businesses — Edward Jones, Wild Mountain Painting, and Tegeler & Associates — stepped up to match the funds, bringing the total raised to an impressive $1,250.”

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h/t Oakley Boycott – Lemonade stand set up at the Lander Library

The FCLSB also expressed their appreciation for those who took the time to voice their concerns for the budget cuts. “We were also grateful to see dozens of library patrons write to our County Commissioners to voice opposition to such deep cuts at a time when the libraries provide crucial services to the community.”

You can read the complete letter here: Fremont County Library Board – Thank You Letter

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