Carol and William Christ
Honorary Campaign Co-chairs
In 1949, Gideon and Alice Kreider responded to the need for a permanent home for Annville’s Library. I was just a young child, but their gift to our town inspired me. As an avid reader, I used the Library to fill my every need for books, children’s programs, and community services. Throughout the years, I proudly transitioned from patron to volunteer, Children’s Librarian, and, ultimately, Library Director. Over time, the Library has continued to change and adapt, as needed, to serve the broader community while retaining a culture of friendliness and helpfulness among the staff and volunteers.
After seventy years, the Library has again outgrown its home. The proposed expansion is lovely and is appropriate to the streetscape within Annville’s historic district. Bill and I are pleased to continue the Kreiders’ generous spirit by making a financial gift to the Library’s expansion project. We are honored to serve as honorary co-chairs and hope you will be inspired, too, to extend the opportunities for learning and growth within our community.
The story of the Annville Free Library has always featured the close association of the Library with its community. We invite you to join us in investing in this vital capital campaign. Please help us write the next chapter in Annville Free Library’s mission to serve current and future generations.