There's been two rounds of publications since my last message.
A special thanks to the donors of the last three weeks. I've seen the donations pick up a little, for which I am profoundly grateful. Every dollar you donate, allows us to put in two dollars as well.
If you can still miss a few dollars after the Christmas expenses, it'll be gratefully accepted.
Click to support the Antique Pattern Library project to pay for such things as database and website development, web hosting costs, data entry, scanning equipment.
Please remember: scan donations count, too! They save us room (for the books) money (for the shipping price and customs duties and believe me, those can bite), and time for scanning. So of course, dollars are welcome. And scans are welcome too. The limit of small donations is 700 EUR. It may increase if we get more small donations. That's the limit to what you can donate per year and still have it count towards the small donations. It's recalculated every year. If you donate more, the IRS leaves your donations out of the shortfall ratio. So, if you were planning to donate just above the limit, give some to another organization, buy a cup of coffee and donate just the limit amount. ;-)
Also, we are looking for people who can afford a one-time larger donation to support our goals for 2016, which will cost us some money. It will help speed up our publication speed, and make more time available for the actual library work, which is sadly suffering. There are several people volunteering on the Dutch end where all the books are stacked, and they have to be introduced to how to do the work properly, which also takes lots of time.
And if you can't afford to give anything, which also happens in these difficult times, introducing the Library to people who don't know of it yet, is very useful, since it broadens our user base and therefore our donor base. I'll try to publish a flyer in black and white which can be printed and used as handout, for anybody wanting to do that. It would be more useful than a visiting card.
Anything you donate for the Library, goes to the Library. The donations of the larger donors are far more than enough to cover our overhead, so what you give, goes straight to Library improvement.
Thank you all and enjoy this new set!