Teaming up with your community's restaurants is a great way to raise money for your library, and a fine way to connect & collaborate with local businesses. Here are two examples of successful Dine Out for the Library events. Have you done a restaurant collaboration fundraiser also? Please leave a comment if your library has done one too! Caestecker Public Library (Green Lake):
Time for Dinner and a Movie! Make tonight a date night - take your sweetie to Subway of Green Lake between 4:00 and 9:00 tonight and they will donate a portion of your purchase to the Friends of the Library. And if you're in the mood for a movie, the library can help you out with that - we're showing Skyfall at 6:30.
Subway Fundraiser for the Friends of the Library — Our friends at Subway of Green Lake are helping us celebrate National Library Week in a big way! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three - no matter when you stop in to eat at Subway today, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Friends of the Caestecker Library. We are thrilled that another local business is supporting the library in such a visible (and tasty!) manner. See you there!
Oshkosh Public Library:
Dine Out for the Library What's that? You say it's too cold to go out for dinner tonight? We have good news - by next Tuesday it will be a balmy 20 degrees. Perfect weather to head over to Benvenutos Italian Grill to Dine Out for the Library! Mention OPL or print the flyer from our web site and 15 percent of your bill goes to the library!
Thanks to everyone who attended and spread the word about our Dine Out for the Library night on Feb. 5 at Benvenuto’s. According to the restaurant’s general manager, our event was one of the most successful they have done, with a total of $1,777 in sales generated by customers dining out for the OPL. We received 15 percent of that total and the restaurant has decided to round up their donation to $300 because of the good turnout. Not a bad return for going out to dinner! [Oshkosh Public Library's staff newsletter This Week, Week of Feb. 11, 2013]