Public fundraiser to preserve Mayville Library gaining traction and nearing goal

Courtesy of: U.S National Register of Historic Places
Courtesy of: U.S National Register of Historic Places

(Mayville, ND) -- A grassroots effort to preserve and update the Mayville public library is reaching out to the residents of The Red River Valley.

Several Mayport CG School District teachers and students are raising funds to replace mortar between the bricks and outside the structure. The library was built in 1900, with many residents having fond memories inside its walls. It is the oldest public library in the state of North Dakota. 

"I went to the youth storybook hour", said a student who goes to the Mayport CG School District, "I feel like it will be sad if my kids don't have a library in the future to go to."

An anonymous donator will match donations made by the community if their $10,000 goal is met. At the time of writing, $7,680 have been raised.

 You can find their GoFundMe page by clicking here.