On Wednesday August 24th, tucked in beautiful Moose Creek Canyon, the drum roll of late summer thunder was the perfect effect to receive the news that this year’s donations through the 15th Annual Tin Cup Challenge was our largest ever!
But first a little history…from the Tin Cup Challenge in 2020 we raised $17,884.98. $11,178.11 of this was raised by direct donor contributions and $6,706.87 from the Tin Cup matching funds. Last year we raised $38,860 ($25,035 by direct donations + $13,750 matching funds + $75 in non-profit bucks). For the first time in 2021, we maximized the match amount. This year we raised $44,273 through direct donations and $12,500 through matching funds and received $25 in non-profit bucks to receive a total award of $56,798!!!
We are grateful for the dynamic staff of Valley of the Tetons Library (VTL) in helping promote the Friends of VTL and for the VTL Board of Trustees who work tirelessly behind the scenes to support staff in budgeting, maintaining the facilities and encouraging community dialog.
We encourage you to join the Friends of the VTL as we go forward to help support the library in their efforts to provide thought provoking and entertaining programs for all ages, a safe space to learn and discover and the latest technology and materials to keep you engaged and support your needs.
So if you thought you heard strange rumblings long after the storm had passed this week, fear not, it was just the foot stomping, fist pumping celebration of our normally demure Board President, Laura Curtis echoing through the valley.
It’s been a busy month for the Friends of the Library! We want to thank everyone who visited our booth at the Tin Cup Challenge on the 16th, spun the wheel of fortune, and walked away with a fabulous prize. If you’ve never attended this event we recommend you put it on your calendar for […]
It’s finally that time of year in Teton Valley when we wait expectantly for our garden beds to burst out from under those layers of snow and mud. Over the next several weeks, some of us will take off to visit the desert, some to a beach, and some will just stay here and take […]
The Victor Basement remodel project is indeed rolling along swiftly with generous support from our volunteers and skilled local craftspeople. We look forward to inviting you into this transformed space where we’ve been able to complete framing, insulation, wiring, plumbing, painting and flooring in just a few short weeks thanks to the 600 hours of […]
Friends of the Valley of the Tetons Library is pleased to announce the launch of their next project: the remodel of the Victor branch basement. The project began over the weekend of January 15-17, with volunteers boxing up all items currently stored in the basement and moving them into a rented storage facility onsite to […]
When Victor branch library staff arrived to work on Friday morning, November 12, they were so pleased with their squeaky-clean work environment that they broke out in a happy dance. Librarian Tanya Alexander, who assisted the Friends of Valley of the Tetons Library (FVTL) with coordinating Clean-Up Day for the Victor branch, sent a short […]