A program aimed at buying books to fill the library at the new Iola Elementary School has raised about $13,000 in its first two months, but that’s just a start.
That represents about 520 books, Becky Nilges, organizer of the Project Bookshelf fundraiser, said.
She aims to raise significantly more, setting a goal to buy about 3,000 books. That’s about 10 percent of the new library’s capacity of 30,000 books.
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