The Airdrie Public Library is launching a fundraising campaign called Stuff the Stacks.

With the new building opening in 2025, Stuff the Stacks aims to fill it with as many books and other materials as possible in their 53,000 sq ft space.

The ambitious $1.5 million fundraising effort for the Airdrie Public Library is spearheaded by Edmonton-based Keill & Co. Inc.

The campaign has fundraised around $800,000 toward the library's target.

“We are excited to get our campaign out to Airdronians and invite all individuals, families, and companies from across our community to participate in this exciting endeavour,” said Deb Cryderman, the Airdrie Public Library Director. “We hope to double the resources available to our rapidly growing community. Our $1.5 million goal will allow us to add 80,000 new holdings to our collection of materials and resources, with every $20 gift equalling one item added to our collection. Our hope is that donors will join in to help us achieve our goal – and we are already halfway there!”

Residents of Airdrie and the surrounding areas will have greater access to resources and support if the collection is expanded to meet the community's rising requirements. With the support of individual supporters and corporate sponsors, the campaign has already gained plenty of traction.

“We are thrilled that we are kicking off the fundraising campaign publicly with commitments from dedicated library supporters including WestMark, Vitreous Glass, Qualico and the Knights of Rizal Airdrie Chapter. We are also seeing so many members of our community, ambassadors for the Airdrie Public Library, connecting with us to learn more about getting involved,” said Daniel Nelles, Chair of the Airdrie Public Library Board.

In the coming weeks and months, Keill and the library team will be engaging with the community to keep the momentum growing toward the $1.5 million goal. To make a donation, click HERE.

“We know there is a lot of pressure on the pocketbook these days, but a $20, $50, $100 donation represents an investment in the local community. We are already seeing a response from Airdrie residents, and we are excited to keep the energy moving us forward,” said Nelles.

The next step in the construction of the building will be the steel framing which is expected to start in Spring 2024.

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