Harper Library benefit set Saturday in the park

The “Saturday in the Park” fundraising event to benefit the volunteer-operated Harper Library will be held Saturday, July 6 in the Harper Community Park.

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 are available for public use. Recently, ebooks became available.

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