Friends of the Cadott Community Library
Upcoming Friends Events
March 26th: Taco Fiesta, 5:30 PM
Come and learn more about the Friends and what they do!
Purchase From Our Wish List
From our Amazon Wishlist, you can purchase items the library needs (…or wants) for programing, summer reading, or general library use. The item is paid for by you, and then shipped directly to the library.
This is great if you want to make a token donation OR you want to make a “big ticket” purchase for something that the library needs. Items range from books and craft materials to large furniture items.
If you have a question about something on the list, feel free to contact the Library Director.
Did You Know...
you can use Facebook to fundraise for the Friends of the Library?
It’s easy! After logging in, go to “Fundraising” and click “Raise Money”. Search for “Friends of the Cadott Library” and follow the instructions.
No Cash? No Problem!
We know not everyone can afford to make cash donations –and that’s OK! You can still help out! You can:
- Volunteer your time and skills
- Donate your gently used books, DVDs, CDs, etc.
- Come to library events
- Use the library & encourage others to as well
What IS the Friends?
The Friends of the Cadott Community Library is a federally recognized 501(c)3 NonProfit that exists to help supplement and support the library. Mostly, financially. The Friends help the Library to pay for:
Programs & Events
As an official nonprofit, all donations made to the Friends of the Cadott Community Library are tax deductable. Donations made can be put into a general fund, or you can ask for donations to be used in a specific category of need (Such as: Furniture, Building, Events, Library Materials, etc).
Who are Friends?
Our Friends are anyone who helps the library; whether officially or unofficially. If you’re a regular library user who always encourages others to use our services: you’re a friend! If you just stop in occasionally and over pay for copies as a donation: you’re our friend too!
Officially, to be kept in the loop, we ask that you join our online mailing list. Otherwise, keep an eye on our social media or public postings for more information about when and where Friends activties are happening and to take part.
How to Be a Good Friend
Believe it or not, being a friend isn’t about the cash! You can also help out by volunteering your time and skills to the library to help with projects or program events. For instance:
- Do you have a special or unique skill to share with kids or adults?
- Do you like doing projects like painting, cleaning, or organizing?
- Do you have experience with grantwriting or fundraising?
- Do you have good verbal or written communication skills?
If you said “Yes!” to any of these –we probably have something you can help with!
2020 Fundraising Efforts
In 2020, the Friends of the Library helped in the following ways:
1. Purchased Foriegn Language Materials
2. Helped to purchase Bookmarks for Risk Awareness of COVID-19
3. Purchased Supplemental Summer Reading promotional items
4. Indoor Book Sale, February
5. Sidewalk Book Sale Carts, June – September
6. Insulated Tumbler Fundraiser (Ongoing, $8, available at the library).
7. Patron Appreciation/Winter Goodie Bags for Children
The Friends cancelled a Meet-and-Greet event, due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule it when in-person events can resume!
2019 Fundraising Efforts
2019 Fundraising Consisted of:
- Week-Long Book Sale in February
- A Letter Writing Campaign
- A 1-Day Book Sale in June
- A 1-Day Book Sale during Booyah Days
- A T-Shirt Fundraiser in November*
*T-shirt Fundraiser failed to sell enough shirts to send to print.
How do I Become a Friend?
- Fundraise & Donate
- Come to library programs (or talk them up to your friends & family)
- Support our innovative projects
- Buy books from our book sale
- Advocate for us!
- Promote us within the community
Basically: Take advantage of what we have to offer and tell other people to do it too!
A Letter From Our President:
The Friends of the Library has a history of providing funds for educational and public interest programming. In the past five years, we have cooperated in hosting a summer wild life program, conducted by Beaver Creek Reserve. The Friends have funded the library’s Move License, the purchase of magazine subscriptions, and purchase of other multi-media materials and services. With donations from our community, we can continue to cooperate with the library in providing:
- Space for local authors and events
- Unique speakers and classes
- Interactive Children’s programs
- Enhanced collection development
- Promotion of the Library’s services and interests
- Committment to the library’s future
As the library continues to grow, so does the need for our fundraising efforts. In addition to keeping primary services, programs, and collection development going, the library is once again exploring options toward a new facility. The Friends are looking forward to creative efforts in raising the necessary funds to finally make this happen.
The Friends are proud to work toward these developments and the library is deeply appreciative of our continued support and cooperation, but we need your help to continue! We hope you’ll consider making a donation to help us further our contributions to one of our most valuable community assets. All donations to the Friends of the Library are tax deductible, as we are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization.
Brian McConnell, FOCCL President
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