Limerick Township has donated $2,300 to the North Hastings Public Library in the hopes it helps build their collection of e-books.

“They’re very limited because it’s a very expensive proposition,” Reeve Carl Stefanski explains. Council voted and approved the donation. “It’s a very good cause,” he says.

Library CEO Kim McMunn says that more work needs to be done to figure out exactly how the money will be used. “I haven’t had the opportunity to get ahold of our suppliers (of e-books) yet,” she says. The library hasn’t seen an increase in base funding for over 20 years, McMunn says, so having an unexpected donation is more than welcomed. “You’re never going to be shy for extra funding,” she says.

With the changes to inter-library loans over the past few months, McMunn says it’s been a difficult start to the year. She adds that the “Pools” service has also been cut. That service rotated books, audiobooks, and DVDs to libraries across the Province. The resources stayed at the library for three months before being shipped off to another one.

Councillor Ingle Weise, who is also on the library’s board, was on-hand when the cheque was dropped off last week and says a fundraiser will be held by the Township for the library in July.

“There’s always a place to put money,” McMunn says.