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Knoxville Library to Kick Off Fundraising Efforts


The Knoxville Library is kicking off fundraising campaigns as part of their expansion project. Pennie Sommar, one of the organizers of the fundraising campaigns, tells KNIA/KRLS News that the efforts will begin soon at Hy-Vee and Fareway. At both stores, customers will be asked if they wish to donate a dollar to the library expansion project when they check-out. She also says that the project information and donation forms will be sent out with water bills in the near future. The Library needs to raise $132,500 by the end of the summer to buy the Dixie Gebhardt house, which is considered a large part of their overall expansion project. Earlier this year, they received a grant totaling $45,000 over three years from the Knoxville Heritage Community Foundation. The overall expansion project is estimated at around $4 million right now.