Library officials told Gazette reporter Alex Lippa that since 1881, residents and businesses in Greater Haverhill have donated, bequeathed and endowed money to the library.
Those officials have begun a new push to bring public attention to The Reader’s Fund, the account that holds those donations.
“To maintain the library’s history of excellence, your generous donation to The Reader’s Fund is needed now more than ever,’’ reads a prepared statement from the library.
Money is tight for so many of us, especially at holiday time, but the library is a cause worth considering, now or after the holidays have passed.
If the library is to thrive over time, it must be able count on the kind of public support it has received for the last 131 years.