Burney Library Update and Press Release 12/20/2019
Sierra Pacific Foundation donates $25,000 for the new Burney Library
Sierra Pacific Industries announced a generous donation of $25,000 to the new Burney Library. “We are very grateful,” said FOIL President Pat Pell. “We want to thank Sierra Pacific Foundation for this important gift which coincides with the opening of escrow on the new building on Main Street. We will see our new library in 2020.”
The building, formerly Intermountain Physical Therapy, is more than double the size of the current library. The new, more prominent location is more accessible and will offer a wider array of programs and services including free high-speed internet connection, color printing, hot off the press collection, study rooms, and a community meeting room.
Sierra Pacific Industries operates a large sawmill in Burney employing close to 200 people. They are an enduring and generous community supporter. Sierra Pacific Foundation was founded in 1979 by A.A. "Red" Emmerson's father, R.H. "Curly" Emmerson. Since its inception, the Foundation has focused its charitable giving programs on local youth and community programs. Over the last ten years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to “Growing Healthy Communities” by contributing nearly $10 million dollars to nonprofit organizations, public education institutions, and government entities in our operating communities throughout California, Washington and Wisconsin. In addition, the Foundation has donated over $7 million dollars in education scholarships.
FOIL continues to raise money for the new library. Donations can be sent to FOIL at 37038 Siskiyou Street, Burney CA 96013 or made online at www.friendsmainstreetbooks.com