Reimagining the Library

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Libraries are the heart of a college campus. They are places for solitary study and group debate, quiet contemplation and social gathering. They are an extension of the intellectual and social life of the college.

    The Wilson community has been without the John Stewart Memorial Library since a heating system failure forced its closure in spring 2011. The shutdown of the library has caused a ripple effect on campus. Library services and makeshift book stacks have been relocated to Sarah’s Coffeehouse. The space, while adequate, is not properly suited to the task and deprives students of the use of the coffeehouse. The need to reimagine and rebuild the library is critical.

Now is your opportunity to have your donation to the John Stewart Memorial Library matched by Marguerite Brooks Lenfest ’55.  All gifts for the Reimagining the Library Project received between Feb. 1, 2013, and March 1, 2015 will be matched dollar for dollar. 

Marguerite Brooks Lenfest ’55 has issued this $3.6 million matching gift challenge in three phases. Each $1.2 million raised, will result in the release of 1/3 of matching funds.

309 donors have raised $2,513,033.85 for the first two segments of the 
$3.6 million match.

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updated 2.24.14