Thanks to the volunteerism of Powder River Energy (PRECorp) employees, and a matching donation from the Powder River Energy Foundation, the Crook County Library Foundation received $5,800 toward the purchase and implementation of a ‘Book Bike’ program in the county.
The PRECorp employees annually raise funds for a local charity through its Rally Wednesday Walking Taco booth in downtown Sundance. This year generous community members and motorcycle enthusiasts donated $2,900 at the booth. The PRECorp Foundation Board of Directors later approved a 100% match of the funds raised at the taco booth, adding $2,900 dollars to the impact.
Booth co-chairs Steph Pribilske and Yvonne Moberg inquired about the ongoing literacy outreach projects at the Crook County libraries as a worthy cause. Local library staff brought forward the idea of developing a ‘Book Bike’ that can be peddled on the streets during the many festivals, parades, and other public events throughout Crook County during the year. The funds will go directly toward the purchase and customization of a bike to be shared between the Hulett, Moorcroft, and Sundance libraries. Library officials estimate the bike will be ready for launch in the Spring of 2019.