Give to the Library Foundation…

The Library Foundation Inc. uses private donations to go beyond the basic services provided at your libraries in Gillette and Wright that are funded through tax revenues. Through the generosity of donors like you, your libraries can offer more to our communities.

Your donations support…

PEOPLE – Library staff development and volunteer programs in Gillette and Wright.

PUBLIC ART – Curation of your libraries’ fine art collection.

PROGRAMMING – Sponsorship of educational and cultural events at your libraries.

SPECIAL PROJECTS – A little help when unexpected needs arise.

CONNECTION – Building awareness of our libraries in our communities.

Current Foundation Members

  • Dave Ebertz, President
  • Tom Murphy, Vice-Chairperson
  • Jenny Sorenson, Secretary
  • Allen Strait, Treasurer
  • Cheryl Ballard, Member
  • Dara Corkery, Member

It is the mission of The Library Foundation Inc. to nurture and enhance the services of Campbell County Public Library System (CCPLS).

Do you love Campbell County libraries? Would you like to be a part of nurturing and enhancing library services for years to come?

The Library Foundation Inc. of Campbell County Public Library System is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization which provides an average of $40,000 per year in support of Campbell County Public Library and Wright Branch Library. Foundation fundraising efforts bring public art and innovative programs and services to our libraries. Without generous donors, CCPLS could not meet the expectations of library patrons.

To this end, The Foundation receives generous donations through estate gifts, cash contributions, and memorials. The funds are used in support of current projects or deposited directly into our library endowment where they become part of a stable funding source for Campbell County libraries.

Supporting your libraries in perpetuity is a choice many of our community members have made because they value our libraries and what they mean to Gillette and Wright.

Types of Gifts

Avenues for supporting Campbell County libraries through The Library Foundation Inc. include:

  • Direct donations
  • Bequests in wills
  • Tributes and memorials
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement accounts and annuities

Donation Tax Benefits

If you have held appreciated stock for more than one year, you may take a charitable tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock. Neither you nor The Library Foundation Inc. will pay capital gains taxes when the stock is sold. This could result in a bigger deduction and more tax savings for you and a larger gift for The Library Foundation than if you sell the stock, pay the taxes, and donate the proceeds.

Designating The Library Foundation as a beneficiary for retirement account balances and annuities could also bring tax advantages.

Donate

Your libraries in Gillette and Wright open minds, enrich lives and bring us together. As our world changes, Campbell County libraries face new challenges. That’s why your help is so important. Your gift fills shelves. Expands programs. And enhances services. To invest in the library–and our community–donate today.

Download the donation form to tell us how you’d like to give to your Campbell County libraries. Leave it at the circulation desk at your library in Gillette or Wright, mail it back to us, or contact Terri Lesley, Campbell County Public Library System Executive Director, at 307.687.0009.

Mail donations to:

The Library Foundation Inc.
2101 S. 4J Road  •  Gillette, WY 82718

Make checks payable to: The Library Foundation Inc.

All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Questions concerning The Library Foundation and bequests, trusts, and estates should be directed to Terri Lesley, Campbell County Public Library System Executive Director, at 307.687.0009.

Donors

The Library Foundation, Inc. wishes to acknowledge and thank the following generous donors:

Gifts & Donations

Gifts of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and books-on-CD are welcome under these guidelines:

  • All donated items become property of the library.
  • Books should be in very good condition. Books that are musty smelling, dusty or damaged by mildew or water will not be accepted.
  • NO encyclopedias or text books will be accepted.
  • Magazines cannot be older than ONE year.
  • No used computers, typewriters or software are accepted.
  • Two standard size boxes are accepted every week per individual.

Monetary donations can be designated toward the purchase of memorial books, art work, computers, programs, endowment fund, or special projects. Checks should be made payable to The Library Foundation, Inc.

Memorials

Choosing to remember a loved one or friend with a memorial book given to the library provides a lasting gift to honor that person. Great care is taken by library staff to select a book the deceased would have enjoyed. Suggested titles or subjects are appreciated. A memorial bookplate is placed in the book and an acknowledgment card is sent to the family telling them the name of the book and the donor’s name.

For more information contact the Library Administration office by e-mail or by calling 307-687-0009.

Fundraising

The Library Foundation, Inc. raises funds for the library in several ways, the best known is the annual used book sale held in the fall.

“Boss Buck”

n 1984 the Library Foundation, Inc. purchased the painting “Boss Buck” by Bob Kuhn. It is one of the most popular items in the fine art collection, prompting the Library Foundation, Inc. to sell poster reprints. The cost is $100.

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