The Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor invites you  for a fun, family-friendly kick-off party for the community phase of the Jesup's capital campaign on Saturday, June 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the library's side lawn. The event will begin with a concert by Bee Parks and the Hornets followed by fun activities, snacks, crafts, giveaways, a raffle drawing, and more. The event celebrates the library raising $10.5 million of its $12.5 million goal to build a modern, accessible wing, and will officially launch the community fundraising phase.

This summer, the library will encourage Island residents and businesses to make gifts and pledges that will help raise the remaining $2 million by year-end so construction on the expansion can begin in 2023. Donors of $1,000 or more will be invited to add their name to a leaf made of recycled copper that will adorn a donor tree planned for the expansion's façade.

Bee Parks and the Hornets perform high-energy concert parties that combine music, puppetry and audience participation with all-original songs that promote kindness, equality, self-confidence, social justice, and environmental awareness. There will be a tent so the event can be held rain or shine.

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