What’s New with the Corporation

Find out the latest news on Howe Library Corporation happenings.

October 2020
Exiting Board Members
Our heartfelt thanks go to our departing Board members: Jennifer Brown, Mary Donin, Rick Lemay, Bill Mlačak, and Rebecca Roebuck. Jennifer, Bill, and Rebecca each served six-year terms on the Board, with Jennifer playing a key role in Development and Finance, Bill completing three years as a dedicated and busy Vice Chair, and Rebecca guiding us as Chair for three years during a time of transition and change. All five Board members have been wonderful advocates for the Howe and we appreciate their hard work and dedication to the library.

August 2020
Donors contribute more than $97,000 to Annual Fund!
Many thanks go to Howe Library supporters for donating $97,220 to the 2019-2020 Annual Appeal. The support of all 434 donors helps to sustain the quality of our programs and services and to develop new initiatives such as our newly introduced virtual programming. Donations will fund 100% of library programs and a portion of our operating expenses. We appreciate your generosity.

June 2020
Annual Fund Drive Closes June 30 - Support the Howe
Your support of Howe Library means more now than ever. With your generous gift during this uncertain time, you are helping to keep people connected, encouraging them to explore new subjects, and giving others the opportunity to develop new passions. You are keeping our community vibrant and engaged! Our thanks go to those who have contributed to this year’s annual appeal, which ends June 30. It is your contributions that make the Howe such an amazing resource during this time. Please support Howe Library by making a donation today. CLICK HERE TO DONATE (The link is: https://thehowe.org/donate)

May 2020
The Howel Classic 2020 & Our Generous Community
As most of you know, this year’s Howel Classic mini-golf event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This change of plans was disappointing to many attendees (especially our youngest fans), and as a non-profit we were concerned about the impact it would have on the money raised by this event. The Howe Library Corporation is happy to report that thanks to our generous supporters, we raised approximately $32,500 (net) - almost the same amount as the previous year!
We especially appreciate the continued backing of our Corporate Sponsors. (You’ll find a complete listing of the sponsors below.) We encourage you to frequent these businesses when it is feasible to do so. Many thanks to you all for supporting our programs and services during this challenging time!

April 2020
Many thanks to our supporters and Howel Classic sponsors
As many of you know, the Howe Library Corporation’s 10th Annual Howel Mini-Golf Classic was one of many fundraising events cancelled in the Upper Valley as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of you may not realize, however, that nearly all of our ticket holders converted their purchases into donations and every one of our corporate sponsors chose to continue their financial support. (You’ll find a complete listing of the sponsors at the bottom of this email.) This made it possible for us to avoid revenue losses due to the cancellation of this event and reinforced our belief that residents of the Upper Valley are generous and open-hearted. 
Our board members deeply appreciate the support of local businesses, community members, and Howe Library patrons. We hope that in this time of crisis the generosity and community spirit in the Upper Valley prevails and support will continue for local non-profits and local businesses.
With gratitude,
Wayne Gersen
The Howe Library Corporation

March 2020
Ledyard Gallery – Seeking Installation Volunteers
Throughout the year the Ledyard Gallery highlights the work of area artists. We are looking for installation volunteers to help artists hang their work and take it down. The ability to work well with others is important. Experience hanging art shows and an eye for aesthetics are helpful but not required. The time commitment is a few hours every other month, on the first Thursday and/or Friday of the month. Please contact Michelle Schembri with your interest at: howetogive@thehowe.org