PAWLET—The Board of the Pawlet Public Library announced its new fall fundraiser, “Root for the Library Raffle,” which runs now through Oct. 6 when the drawing will be held. Raffle items are valued at $100 and over, including 100 gallons of #2 heating oil, outdoor patio furniture, $100 gift certificates to local restaurants, $100 gift certificates to local food markets, and specialty food and products baskets. Artist Janno Gay offered to create an original personalized caricature animal portrait as a featured raffle item.
Raffle tickets are $25 each or $100 for five. Participants can choose which raffle items they are interested in. “Several generous individuals and businesses donated super items for our Root for the Library raffle,” said library director Mary Lou Willits. “We cancelled our biggest fundraiser, the July Annual Book Sale, so proceeds from the raffle are needed to purchase new books for adults and children, subscribe to digital resources like e-books and audio books, and to provide interlibrary loan, public wifi access, statewide circulation automation, and educational programs.”
Participants can browse the raffle item list at pawletpubliclibrary.wordpress.com and download tickets to mail in. They can also visit the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays when the building is open to view items and purchase tickets. The library is located at 141 School St. in Pawlet.