The Book It 5K, coming up Saturday, June 22, is a new fun run organized by the Grant County Library Foundation to raise funds for their new building.
Preregistration for the race can be found at the library’s website gclibraryfoundation.org.
The cost is $20 without a T-shirt, but shirt orders can be placed by contacting a library foundation board member.
Race day registration is at 8 a.m. with the race beginning at 9 a.m. at 125 NW Canton, near the Kam Wah Chung Interpretive Center (not the museum), which is the site of the new library.
The course will loop around the Seventh Street Complex, to Prospector Trail, then back to the start.
“This fun run is to help with our capital campaign,” said Ashley Armichardy, who is the Library Foundation secretary. “It’s an ongoing effort to raise funds for a new library for Grant County and learn more about opportunities to help. The ground there is ours, and it’s ready to dig. We just need the funds.”
The fundraiser will benefit the capital campaign and summer reading program for awards.
“We envision the new library to bring more programming, more room for more books and dedicated spaces for quiet book reading and dedicated children’s area,” Armichardy said.