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A message from the leaders of the New Vision Campaign:

Islanders, the Peaks Island renovation project needs you! Construction on our Peaks Island branch library and community center begins in late September, with expected completion in Spring 2018.

Thanks to generous contributions from the Kennedy-Carter family, the City of Portland, and the Island Community, we have raised all but $70,000 of the $900,000 needed to cover the full construction costs. The New Vision Campaign needs to raise just $45,000, and the Kennedy-Carter family has offered to match the first $25,000.

Your support will help us cross the finish line! Please join with your neighbors in giving to this project to revitalize our Peaks Island branch library and community center. Remember, the Kennedy-Carter family will match the first $25,000 raised, so your gift will be worth twice as much.

Your contributions – of any amount – by December 31, 2017, will make the difference!

Funding Sources:

  • $270,000 – City of Portland/Portland Public Library
  • $227,000 – Peaks Island Community – New Vision Campaign Phase 1
  • $200,000 – Kennedy-Carter Family
  • $43,000 – Friends of the Peaks Island Library
  • $90,000 – Anticipated Grant Funding
  • $25,000 – Kennedy-Carter Family Challenge Grant
  • $45,000 – New Vision Campaign – Dec. 31 Goal
  • $900,000 – Project total

With your help, the renewed Kennedy & Carter Family Community Center and Branch Library will open with the spring flowers!

It’s easy to support this effort by using our secure online giving portal. Thank you for helping to make this project a success!

If you prefer to give by mail, send a check payable to Portland Public Library (memo: “New Vision Campaign”) to Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101.

Or, you can drop your gift off in person during open hours at the Library’s temporary home in the Peaks Island Elementary School.