“Reverse Raffle” Gives Everyone a Chance to Support Library Damaged by Flooding
The Friends of Olneyville Library have joined forces with Cluck! Urban Farm and Garden Supply to raise funds and buy replacement items for Olneyville Library, which suffered damage in recent flooding. Everyone is invited to Cluck! on June 13 from 6:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. for a “reverse raffle” where people can bid for the honor of replacing water damaged items. Entry is free and food and entertainment will be supplied by generous local community members. Event sponsors include Cluck! Urban Farm and Garden Supply, Narragansett Beer and Bagel Express on Broadway.
“The Library is the center of the neighborhood and we’re asking everyone to step up and help re-open its doors as soon as possible” said Cyndie Wilmot, Representative of the Friends of Olneyville Library. “People will be able to bid on tables and chairs for the library, educational toys for children, and other much needed and useful items! Or, if that’s too much, just bring a few dollars to donate. Give what you can. There will be an opportunity to support the library on many levels.”
Olneyville Library was flooded on April 25 when heavy rains caused a rise in the water table underneath the building. “We are working hard to reopen the building as soon as possible,” said Sue Gibbs, PCL’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are grateful to the Olneyville Friends, Cluck! and the sponsors of this fundraiser, as insurance doesn’t cover the full cost of replacing some damaged items. We look forward to a restored library that will look as good as new!”
Re-Place, Re-Store, Re-Open Olneyville Library will take place at Cluck!, 399 Broadway, Providence. The event has a special Facebook page.
Olneyville Library is one of the nine locations of Providence Community Library (PCL). Olneyville patrons are invited to use other PCL locations while Olneyville Library is closed for repairs.