Coudersport Public Library to Hold 5K Race & Kids Fun Run

Coudersport, PA- July 5, 2011 – The Coudersport Public Library will hold their 2nd Annual 5K Race, Walk and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, August 27, at 9am, to benefit the library’s building fund.  5K Run trophies will be awarded to overall 1st place finishers for men and women.  5K medals will be awarded to the first three place finishers in each sex and age divisions. The course will be in the borough of Coudersport and will be on paved streets with some rolling hills and will start at the Coudersport Public Library parking lot.

Racers can sign up in advance by downloading a registration form from the library’s website at www.coudersportpubliclibrary.org or by visiting the library.  The advance registration fee is $15.00 for adults and the first 75 pre-registered participants received short sleeve t-shirts.  Registration on the day of the event is $17.00 and will be from 8:00 to 8:45 am with the race starting promptly at 9 am.

There will be a half mile Fun Run for children immediately following the race at Mitchell Park.  Kids wishing to participate in the Fun Run will only be able to register the day of the event.  The entry fee for children is $5.00.  All children will receive a finishers medal.

All monies raised by this event will go toward a new public library for the Coudersport area.  The Coudersport Public Library has completely outgrown a 60-year old building that was put into service as a library in the 1970s after serving as a roller skating rink and community building at Mitchell Park since being erected in 1950.  Having served the library needs of the Coudersport areas for more than 35 years, the cost of major renovations and an addition to the building would nearly equal the cost of constructing a new building.  For this reason, the Library Trustees have decided to embark on a fundraising campaign to build a new library.  A new facility, designed as a 21st century modern library, will be engineered to be energy efficient and fully handicapped accessible.


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2 Comments

  1. Curious says:

    I’m just curious if the Library Trustees thought about what the property taxs are going to be on a “New Building” in the borough?? they might want to think twice before they decide to build instead of remodel the old..

    In the long run it might be a lot cheaper to just remodel the building they have.

  2. Taxpayer says:

    Is the current building tax-exempt?

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