New grants bring Ferndale Library project closer to $5.4M goal

Fundraisers for the new Ferndale Library have received two grants totaling $10,000 from Puget Sound Energy and the utility’s charitable arm, the Puget Sound Energy Foundation.

With a matching pledge from a Whatcom Community Foundation donor, the library project will receive $20,000 in new funding, which now brings it less than $500,000 toward reaching its fundraising goal of $5.4 million.

The project is a collaboration between the city of Ferndale, Whatcom County Library System and Whatcom Community Foundation. The new library will be built near Ferndale’s City Hall on Main Street.

“This library will help addresses the community’s need for a safe, accessible place to gather and learn,” said Brian Gentry, PSE’s manager for local government and community relations, in a press release. “Once completed, it will increase the community’s vitality and livability and provide a centralized place to disseminate information especially in an emergency.”

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