Let’s retire!

84cents…the Million Pennies Campaign, that is! All we need from you is 84 cents.

The Million Pennies Campaign for Library Renovation celebrated its 3rd birthday on April 1st, 2013. In those three years, our loyal library users contributed $7,823.68 toward our $10,000 goal.** So far this semester, you’ve contributed $451.50 to the Campaign, and we thank you for your generosity!

We’re very close to our goal–so close, in fact, that if every Milligan Library user donated 84 cents, we could end the Million Pennies Campaign today!

Bring your loose change (or cash or checks!) and drop it into the plastic cube at the Circulation Desk. If you’d like us to thank you by name, please write your name on one of the slips of paper provided. We’ll let everyone know about your generosity. When we reach our goal, we’ll allow you, the contributors, to name a study room whatever you like in the newly renovated Library!** Every penny helps! (If you’re not familiar with the Campaign, check out original post on the library blog.)  We’ll do a weekly count of new contributions every Tuesday and announce the results here, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, and MilliganToday.

Flat broke? We will also take your unwanted but gently used books, textbooks, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and audiobooks for our Million Pennies Book Drive, which also benefits the Campaign. There’s a donation box in the library lobby. Thanks again, and please ask a member of library staff if you have any questions!
** A note from Gary F. Daught, Director of Library Services: It is exciting to think that we are so close to our goal. Obviously, the Library renovation project will require significantly more than $10,000 to complete, and it is still awaiting major funding even after the initial phase of Milligan College’s Forward Ever capital campaign was successfully concluded in June 2011. The Million Pennies Campaign was launched concurrent with Forward Ever to engage our users–particularly students–in this project in a way that was meaningful, accessible, and concrete. It is a small but tangible way for everyone to show their support for the Milligan College Library. I want to ‘second’ Jeff Harbin in thanking everyone who has contributed their pennies to date. Let’s see if we can reach our goal before the end of the school year!