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opinion sound off town green my turn op-ed issues speak up opinion sound off town green my turn op-ed issues speak up opinion sound off town gree grams for everyone. The Friends also spon- Another certainty is that the rising costs of new technologies will place a huge financial burden on sor the Library's museum pass program that the Library, and yet must be an area of focus over the next five years. allows the Library to offer either free or reduced admission to local museums. The CENTENNIAL FUND supports the en- hancement of the collection. The collection As we move forward, we invite everyone to help us celebrate not only the tenth anniversary of the new Main Library but also the role played by Wellesley's public libraries, both physical and virtual, in the provision of high quality services to the community that will assure that the Library always remains the "heart of Wellesley." is defined as everything the Library owns, leases, or subscribes to in order to offer patrons the widest possible variety for borrowing. When the Centennial Fund was created, the Library offered two types of items for loan: books and vinyl LP records. Now the Library offers, in addition to print books, music on CDs, audio books in four formats, films on DVD, online access to subscription databases, and, most recently, downloadable electronic books (e-books). THE WELLESLEY FREE LIBRARY FOUNDATION, the successor to the capital campaign for the new building, supports the WFL with unrestricted-use funds. Foundation support allows the library to make both physical and technological upgrades, provides for outreach librarians, and supports special programs such as Wellesley ESL. Funds provided by the Foundation are essential to the continued existence of service at our two uniquely charming and historic Hills and Fells libraries. Looking toward the future, the Wellesley work on our next strategic plan. One thing we know for certain is that partnerships with our supporting organizations will play a critical role in the services that we provide our patrons. 43 s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e Free Library's Board of Trustees is hard at

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