Highlights

Thanks to the vision and generosity of its donors, the Foundation has been transforming Cary Library in ways great and small since 1999.

  • $750,000 raised for Transformative Spaces, a 2016 construction project offering a new Teen Space, more study rooms, atrium gathering area, Idea Wall, Library of Things, enhanced technology, readily accessible Adult Fiction and World Languages Collections, and better customer service.
  • $4.2 million raised for the $15 million Library building renovation completed in 2004.
  • $1.5 million raised since 2009 for books, music, films, programs, welcoming spaces, and new technology, like iPads for the Children’s Room.
  • $52,385 grant from Shire for the 2014 Large Meeting Room lighting and technology upgrade.
  • $23,000 for Cary Commons, the community gathering spot on the Main Level.
  • $5,000 raised through crowdfunding for educational toys for the Children’s Room (2014).
  • $57,983 since 2009 for Lexington Reads, the annual community reading of one outstanding work of fiction or nonfiction, celebrated with a month of programs and activities.
  • The 2014 Year of Discovery, the year-long exploration of how science and technology is changing our lives--co-created with the Lexington community.
  • Science Cafe, a series of community encounters with local scientists.
  • The Fairy Tale Ball, a magical costume ball for all ages.
  • Cooks & Books, Fuel Your Mind, and other community events to support Cary Library.
  • Development and launch of the new Library website.