Harper Library fundraiser slated July 6

The public is invited to take part in the “Saturday in the Park” fundraiser on July 6 in the Harper Community Park.

The event will raise funds to aid the volunteer-operated Harper Library.

The facility began in 2004 as the idea of a group of citizens which blossomed into 4,000 donated books in a small home.

Since then, the Harper Library has gathered enough grant funding from several foundations and support from its local land owners and residents through fund-raising and donations to move into a newly remodeled, 3,800-square-foot building at 23247 West U.S. Highway 290 in downtown Harper.

A full facility now, it houses a collection of 12,500 materials, including books, audio books, videos and DVDs, periodicals and newspapers. A public meeting room is available for local organizations to reserve and use. And, computers and WiFi connectivity is available for public use. Recently, ebooks became available.

In 2011, Harper Library became a member of the Texas State Library Archives and Commission, allowing patrons to access inter-library book loans and the 49TexShare databases for research.

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