The holidays are a time for giving. This year why don’t you consider giving a gift to Drake Public Library. After all, giving has always been an integral part of the library’s history. Its very creation was made possible by a gift from Gov. Francis M. Drake in 1901.
Our library has a reputation for excellence. Its reputation has been earned … through the hard work of the library staff, the support of government agencies, and the support of individuals within the community. But excellence doesn’t just happen. It takes the right materials and personnel to make the library successful. In order to maintain the quality of the services the library currently provides, additional funds are needed.
Throughout the years the operating expenses of the library have been generously cared for via public funds. However, more recently, public funds no longer even cover day-to-day expenses. So the library needs our donations just to remain open. All donations to help our library are tax-deductible and 100% of all donations go to support the library. There are several ways to give to Drake Public Library.
First, you can give directly to the library by purchasing books or other materials in your name or in honor or in memory of a loved one. Contact our Library Director, Jami Livingston for details. Book plates can be placed in the books to indicate your donation if you desire.
You can also give by becoming a member of the Friends of Drake Public Library. Memberships are just $5 for an individual or $10 for a family. Giving a membership to another person would be a super gift. Consider giving a little more and become a Friends’ Sponsor. The Friends do so much for the library. Please click on the “Friends” tab on the menu bar above for more information about this organization and how you can help.
Finally, the Library Board is excited to announce the establishment of the Drake Public Library Foundation in January 2015. This private, tax-exempt, charitable organization has the support of our library as its sole purpose. Its board is made up of local volunteers and all donations are tax-deductible. The foundation is set up to receive any bequests and other planned gifts. The most rewarding part of making a planned gift is the knowledge that generations of children and adults will be transformed by the library thanks to the resources you have accumulated during your lifetime. For the new year please resolve to name Drake Public Library as a beneficiary of your will.
So, for the holidays, why don’t you relax, put your feet up and enjoy a good book – from the Drake Public Library, of course.