Peninsula Community Library Continues Fundraising Efforts for New Building

People living on Old Mission Peninsula are ready to turn the page and start a new chapter in the history of the Peninsula Community Library.

The current library has called the Old Mission Peninsula school home for more than 60 years.

Fundraising events are scheduled at the library over the next couple of weeks to help them build a new library and community center.

They’ve already raised $2 million of the $2.5 million needed to complete the project.

Their annual book drive that started on Thursday marks the first of several events planned to help them raise the last of the money needed.

The sale features almost any kind of book to feed that inner book worm, from cook books to children’s books and audio books.

“Goal is to help kind of purge or clear out old books from their collection, but we also receive donations from the community. This year in particular we’ve had a record number of donations, really, really good quality books. We try to find a good home for every book that’s donated to us, that’s kind of our goal,” said Nancy Davy, president of Friends of the Peninsula Community Library.

The library hopes to break ground this fall and have the new facility open by next summer.