Last year, over 700,000 people participated in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community, and what better place to start than with your local library? You can support the Friends of the Crown Point Library by making a tax-deductible gift on December 3, online at www.crownpointlibrary.org/give or fill out the donation form available at both library locations.
This year the Friends of the Crown Point Library are encouraging you to participate in Giving Tuesday to help them raise money to fund a special outreach tool: a Mobile Makerspace.
A makerspace is an area that encourages participation in hands-on collaborative learning, sharing, and creating through the use of technology and do-it-yourself materials. The purpose of the Mobile Makerspace is to provide library patrons access to various technology and tools that support your education and personal goals and endeavors.
Make a gift to the Friends of the Library and help us to continue to reach more people in the community through the library’s outreach services. Donation forms are available online and at both library locations.
In advance, we thank you for making sure that our valuable library services and programs continue well into 2020 and beyond.
Meet The Friends
To enhance and promote the use and enjoyment of the library. To raise funds to support library programs, services and to help fund items not generally covered in the library’s regular operating budget.
The Friends of the Crown Point Community Library have supported special programs and help to purchase items not generally covered in the library’s regular operating budget. They have made it their mission to enhance and promote the use and enjoyment of the library.
When you join us, you’ll:
- Sponsor programs and literacy initiatives for adults, children, and teens
- Enable lively cultural events that attract non-traditional library users
- Volunteer at Library events and book sales
- Support pro-library advocacy to government officials and the general public
Many Friends volunteer by helping with the monthly and annual book sales, fundraising, and promoting the library. In addition to membership dues, money raised from the Literary Luncheon and book sales support on-going adult, children, and teen events, provide prizes for summer reading programs and help purchase equipment not covered in the general budget.
As a member of the Friends of the Crown Point Library, you’ll be paid back in a thousand ways every year – with children’s smiles, the sincere appreciation of the library’s hardworking staff and the pure satisfaction of knowing you make a difference in your community!
Become A Friend!
To join the Friends of the Crown Point Library, download and fill out the membership Form and return it to:
Friends of the Crown Point Library
122 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Membership forms are also available at both library locations.
Membership is open to all individuals and families who want involvement in the library. Members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and to actively participate in the book sales, and other events and projects. The membership year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. All dues are paid annually.
The membership dues are as follows:
Life – $150;
Family – $15;
Individual – $10
Curious to see what the Friends are doing?
Attend a meeting! Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday at 10:00 am. in Meeting Room 2.
For more information on how you can get involved, contact Laura Clemons at 306-4599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Friends of the Library Officers:
President, Donna Hill
Vice President, Donna Selvagi
Treasurer, Cindy Beckman
Secretary, Carol Fisher
Carol Fisher, Vicky Klein, Cindy Beckman, Donna Hill, Rose Kendall, Carol Bangsberg
Book Sale Coordinators:
Lois Lovekamp, Vicky Klein