Public library hosts bike ride fundraiser

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Hundreds of people got on their bikes this morning to help raise money for the Lewes Public Library with a goal to raise more than 300,000 dollars by next year. 

According to the Lewes Public Library Executive Director Lea Rosell, the library needs to raise almost half of their 2019 budget. 

Already over 245 people have raised about 11,000 dollars.

Rosell said the money raised will help provide the free services, events and programs the library offers to the community. 

"Fundraising events like these are sort of integral to the operation of the library," said Rosell. 

"It allows us to provide programs, to buy books, to pay our staff, to maintain and run this building, so fundraisers like this are very important," she said. 

The fundraiser is not the only community outreach event happening this year. There will be festivals as well as part of the effort to keep the public library going. 

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