Letter: 'Herculean effort' for Falmouth library

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You’ve probably heard that the Falmouth Memorial Library exceeded its $2.6M capital campaign goal, the largest amount ever raised for a community project in the town’s history. Through the kindness and generosity of hundreds of individuals, families and businesses, work will soon commence on a building that will provide unprecedented opportunities for discovery, learning, meeting and collaborating in a space we’ll all be proud of. But what many people probably haven’t heard are the stories of the volunteers, our neighbors, behind this ambitious campaign; the individuals who’ve spent the better part of the past three years meeting, strategizing, hosting events, networking and, of course, fundraising, in order to make this all possible.

As a former library trustee, I can attest to the Herculean effort put forth by the capital campaign committee, library board and library/campaign committee staff. It’s been a long road, and while there’s always a danger in singling out individuals (even with best intentions) I’d personally like to thank board President Marsha Clark, capital campaign co-Chairs Alison Bishop and Amy Kuhn, and leadership gifts co-Chairs Maura Denoia and Peter Clark. Falmouth is indeed a wonderful community, made only better by the commitment of these exemplary residents.

Jim Hauptman