CVA Benefit Raises Funds For The Library

Published 4:24 pm Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ursula Burgess, president of Central Virginia Arts, presented a check for $2,674 to Peggy Epperson, director of the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library, in the library at 1303 West Third Street, on Jan. 20.

CVA, a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, raised the money for the library by sponsoring the project. Artists and donors gave 59 items, which were displayed at the library from November 19 to December 17. All of the items sold and 100% of the money went to the library.

Epperson says that the funds raised will be used to pay for an additional 3M Touchpad. The touchpad reads the barcode number on materials for quick and accurate checkout.

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“This equipment will enable us to open an additional check-out desk to reduce the amount of time patrons spend waiting. This also offers the library staff more flexibility in processing new materials,” she said.

Epperson also said “The library staff is pleased that our new facility makes cooperation with other community groups possible. We truly appreciate the gift of the CVA, which will enhance library operations for everyone in our community.”

This benefit was a community affair with many people donating to its success. First, CVA under the leadership of Exhibits Chairman Tom Dennison, and Curator Richard McClintock, organized the show. Area artists and collectors provided the items for auction. Finally, Centra Southside Hospital and Longwood Dining Services contributed receptions for the opening and closing events, while Carter's Florist and Rochette's Florist LLC contributed arrangements. Teri and Jim Kidd and Charlie Kinzer and Stan Smith entertained attendees with music at the receptions.