Oregon coffee shop to donate half of sales to help build new library

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Firefly Coffeehouse & Artisan Cheese in downtown Oregon will be donating 50% of all sales on Valentine’s Day to break ground on a new community library in 2021.

According to a release, Firefly Coffeehouse will be kicking off the 2020 Oregon Public Library Campaign Friday and signifies the official public phase of the campaign. More than $1 million has been raised to build the library, with an overall goal of raising $4 million.

“The vision of a 21st Century library in the heart of Oregon is so exciting,” says Jeanne Carpenter, Oregon’s elected village president and owner of Firefly Coffeehouse. “We’re building not only an educational monument, but another third space for our community: a place for gatherings full of thoughtful discussion to more our community forward.”

The 18 employees of Firefly Coffeehouse will also be donating all cash tips to the cause. Oregon Community Bank will be matching Firefly Coffeehouse’s donations, dollar for dollar.

“The Oregon community is incredibly generous and very excited about the new library,” says Steve Peotter, president and chief executive officer of Oregon Community Bank. “We are thrilled to partner with the team at Firefly Coffeehouse to help move the library campaign forward. The match from OCB is the beginning of our plan to support the new library.”

During the “Love Your Library” event, Firefly Coffeehouse includes free storytime for children. Kids can also write love letters to the library. They are also hosting an Open Mic Music event at 6 p.m. Specials include $1 kids’ hot chocolate and artisan cheese boards for two.