"Pennies Make Dreams Come True"

How many have we collected??

 

The Spies Library Foundation, Inc. is attempting to collect one million pennies.  This is part of the Spies Library Foundation's Centennial Drive to enhance endowments for the Spies Public Library in honor of the Library's 100th Anniversary.  The Spies Library Foundation, which was started in 1993, has played a key role in the expanding programs at the Spies Public Library.

Containers (empty plastic gallon jugs) will be placed in the Library and throughout the community inviting people to donate pennies.  Silver change and dollar bills are also welcome.  They will be changed into pennies before tallying.  About every 6 to 8 weeks, the money in the jugs will be counted and the silver coins and bills converted to pennies.  After the money is tallied, the pennies will be dumped into a large box, which is located in the lobby at the Spies Public Library.  The box is designed with the proper dimensions to occupy a million pennies.  The wooden box has a hinged Plexiglas top with a padlock, and a porthole cut in front so kids can look at the pennies.  When the box is full the weight of 1,000,000 pennies will be over 6,000 pounds.  Each time the pennies are counted, the new total will be calculated on a chart.

You can help by depositing you coins in containers at the Library and throughout the community.  When we have collected one million pennies, we will have $10,000, which will be invested in the Spies Library Foundation endowment fund.  This fund is designed to enhance the Spies Public Library by supporting children's and cultural programs, technology, grants and new services.  We will keep you informed in the local media as to the progress of this project.  You can also stop at the Spies Public Library and see for yourself how we're progressing.  "Pennies Make Dreams Come True" and everyone in the community can help with this project to insure a successful 2nd Century for the Spies Public Library.

If you would like more information on the Million Pennies Fund you can contact the library by phone at 906-863-3911 or 906-863-2900 or by e-mail at cherylh@uproc.lib.mi.us.  Contributions may also be sent to the Spies Library Foundation, 940 First St., Menominee, MI  49858.

 

Total Pennies Collected Through September 8, 2011

 

Month Total Pennies Dollar Amount
September 2011 870,000 $8700.00
August 2011 865,000 $8650.00
July 2011 860,000 $8600.00
June 2011 855,000 $8550.00
May 2011 855,000 $8550.00
April 2011 850,000 $8500.00
March 2011 845,000 $8450.00
February 2011 845,000 $8450.00
January 2011 840,000 $8400.00
December 2010 840,000 $8400.00
November 2010 835,000 $8350.00
October 2010 830,000 $8300.00
September 2010 825,000 $8250.00
August 2010 820,000 $8200.00
July 2010 815,000 $8150.00
June 2010 810,000 $8100.00
May 2010 805,000 $8050.00
April 2010 795,000 $7950.00
March 2010 795,000 $7950.00
February 2010 790,000 $7900.00
January 2010 790,000 $7900.00
December 2009 780,000 $7800.00
November 2009 780,000 $7800.00
October 2009 775,000 $7750.00
September 2009 765,000 $7650.00
August 2009 760,000 $7600.00
July 2009 755,000 $7550.00
June 2009 745,000 $7450.00
May 2009 740,000 $7400.00
April 2009 735,000 $7350.00
March 2009 730,000 $7300.00
February 2009 720,000 $7200.00
January 2009 720,000 $7200.00
December 2008 715,000 $7150.00
November 2008 710,000 $7100.00
October 2008 705,000 $7050.00
September 2008 705,000 $7050.00
August 2008 700,000 $7000.00
July 2008 690,000 $6900.00
June 2008 680,000 $6800.00
May 2008 670,000 $6700.00
April 2008 665,000 $6650.00
March 2008 660,000 $6600.00
February 2008 645,000 $6450.00
January 2008 645,000 $6450.00
December 2007 630,000 $6300.00
November 2007 620,000 $6200.00
October 2007 615,000 $6150.00
September 2007 610,000 $6100.00
August 2007 600,000 $6000.00
July 2007 590,000 $5900.00
June 2007 580,000 $5800.00
May 2007 570,000 $5700.00
April 2007 560,000 $5600.00
March 2007 560,000 $5600.00
February 2007 550,000 $5500.00
January 2007 550,000 $5500.00
December 2006 545,000 $5450.00
November 2006 540,000 $5400.00
October 2006 535,000 $5350.00
September 2006 525,000 $5250.00
August 2006 520,000 $5200.00
July 2006 510,000 $5100.00
June 2006 505,000 $5050.00
May 2006 505,000 $5050.00
April 2006 500,000 $5000.00
March 2006 445,000 $4450.00
February 2006 445,000 $4450.00
January 2006 440,000 $4400.00
December 2005 435,000 $4350.00
November 2005 430,000 $4300.00
October 2005 425,000 $4250.00
September 2005 420,000 $4200.00
August 2005 410,000 $4100.00
July 2005 410,000 $4100.00
June 2005 405,000 $4050.00
May 2005 395,000 $3950.00
April 2005 390,000 $3900.00
March 2005 390,000 $3900.00
February 2005 380,000 $3800.00
January 2005 370,000 $3700.00
December 2004 365.000 $3650.00
November 2004 365,000 $3650.00
October 2004 355,000 $3550.00
September 2004 345,000 $3450.00
August 2004 340,000 $3400.00
July 2004 325,000 $3250.00
June 2004 320,000 $3200.00
May 2004 295,000 $2950.00
April 2004 290,000 $2900.00
March 2004 285,000 $2850.00
February 2004 275,000 $2750.00
January 2004 265,000 $2650.00
December 2003 250,000 $2500.00
November 2003 245,000 $2450.00
October 2003 225,000 $2250.00
September 2003 210,000 $2100.00
August 2003 180,000 $1800.00
July 2003 170,000 $1700.00
June 2003 155,000 $1550.00
May 2003 115,000 $1150.00
April 2003 85,000 $850.00
March 2003 50,000 $500.00
February 2003

25,000

$250.00
January 2003 5,000 $50.00

 

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