The Hamlin Memorial Library raised $16,000 at the 21st annual dinner and auction held at the Smethport Firehouse on March 8. The money will be used for operating expenses. A separate event will raise funds for the library’s planned $700,000 expansion, of which $300,000 comes from grants. When completed, the project will double the size of the current building. A “Shovel Ceremony” is scheduled for June 25th at 5:00 pm, with the architect, contractor, Borough officials and library staff attending.