The Lancaster Public Library is on a mission: To raise money to stay open on Sundays.
A fundraiser, hosted by Friends of the Lancaster Public Library, is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Elks Lodge 1478, 33 Legion Parkway.
Sunday is one of the busiest days at the library, which is open from noon to 5 p.m. Also known for the ambience of its fireplace, the library has had Sunday hours for several years.
However, there is no government funding to maintain Sunday hours, which are funded through the generosity of supporters and patrons, according to library supporters.
A $300 donation would fund an entire Sunday at the library. Donors will be recognized for their generosity with a Sunday designated as the one they funded.
Fundraiser tickets are $10 each, with children under age 10 admitted for free. Tickets are available at the library, 5466 Broadway. This year’s door prize is a mini-Ipad.
Friends of the Lancaster Public Library also are seeking cash donations and auction baskets for the event. For more information, call Gary S. Howell at 440-4688 or the library at 683-1120.
Also this week:
• The Town Board meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday in a joint environmental review with the Planning Board of the proposed 108-room Springhill Suites Hotel on Transit Road. The boards will meet in Town Hall, 21 Central Ave. That same evening, the Town Board will hold a work session at 6:30, followed by its business meeting at 7.
• The town’s Planning Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall.
•The village’s Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway.