We are excited that our first ever “Stay Home to Support the Library” non-event was an overwhelming success, raising $30,000 to support DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL). The 2020 campaign replaced the annual A Novel Affair: Tapas+Trivia fundraiser which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because there were no overhead costs, 100% of the donations go to support DCPL’s Take the Internet Home with You initiative which allows patrons to check-out a hotspot so that they may access the internet in their own home.
In addition to our excitement about the fundraising results, we gained many new donors thanks to a few stories in local media and flyers placed in contact free pick-up materials. We thank all for helping to bridge the digital divide in our community in 2020.
Stay tuned for what we have planned in 2021!