Library Legacy Foundation provides more than $159k in 2010

Posted Dec 27th, 2010 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: Community Interest


(Released December 20, 2010) – Through gifts and donations, along with bequests, sponsorships and investment income, the Library Legacy Foundation provided more than $159,000 to the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in 2010.

More than ever, public libraries need the help of their patrons. State and local budget cuts have reduced Library funding. Through ongoing donations and support, the Library Legacy Foundation (LLF), a 501(c)(3) organization, has been able to provide funding for book and library material purchases, cultural programming, the Library’s annual Summer Read Clubs, Homework Help Centers, Youth Services activities and so much more.

Due to ongoing donations, at the Library’s December Board of Trustees meeting, LLF trustee Dennis Wisebaker presented two checks totaling $20,000 to the Library. The first $10,000 check was designated for Library books and materials. The second $10,000 check was slated for Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), a federal initiative expanding broadband access and adaption in American communities. LLF is a contributing partner of the Library’s $2.2 million Federal Stimulus BTOP grant, awarded to renovate Kent Branch Library and equip the building with a public computer center and to purchase a cybermobile.
Gifts to the Library Legacy Foundation can help to purchase books and materials and retain the many worthwhile programs that our community deserves.

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