BANGOR - The fundraising effort to support a major renovation project at the Bangor Public Library is nearly complete.
To date, the library has raised 8.9 million dollars. All that's left to raise is an additional 100-thousand dollars, and the 9 million dollar goal will be reached.
Funds have poured in from across the state, and library staff say they're thrilled to have this support from the community.
"We were getting inquires from across the county, even around the globe," says Lisa Frazell of the Bangor Public Library. "People had these stories about how the Library has touched them. It's definitely been heartwarming to hear a lot of that."
They hope to finish the fundraising campaign by the end of this month. You can drop checks off at the library or you can donate online by visiting the library's website.
Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.
Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).
When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.
Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!