The Dripping Springs Community Library raised $338,896 in donations on Library Giving Day, a daylong fundraiser for public libraries April 3.

This amount is from 423 donors but does not include gifts from businesses that are donating a portion of their proceeds April 3. Additionally, HEB matched donations up to $50,000 on Library Giving Day, DSCL Communications Manager Christina Thompson said.

The gist

For the DSCL, all funds raised April 3 will go toward the construction of a brand-new library. The existing 9,000-square-foot facility is running out of space, and a new building would be four times the size to host programs and shelve new items.

When the DSCL first opened in 1998, the library served about 12,000 residents. Today, the library serves over 52,000 residents, according to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

DSCL officials are aiming to raise $5 million to begin construction on the new library by 2025. The total raised so far is at about $1 million, Thompson said.

Quote of note

“We are still in awe of the way the community rallied to support the library on Library Giving Day,” Thompson said.

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