The mission of the Laurens Public Library Foundation is to benefit the community by raising, managing and distributing funds to enhance the services and collections of the library, and to increase public awareness of library needs and services.
LAURENS PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Foundation Board of Directors is made up of four members of the Laurens Public Library Board of Trustees and three appointed by the Laurens Public Library Board of Trustees from the community of Laurens and surrounding communities.
President Jan Hersom
Vice-President Julie Wurr
Secretary Connie Dallenbach
Treasurer Pat Boughey
Member Dorothy Lamberti
Member Dwight Van Genderen
Member Eric Price
- Electric Fireplace
- Book Benches for Music Garden
- Craft Supply Cupboard
- Cupboard near the Circulation Desk
- Hand Sanitizer Dispensers
- Digitize 2019 Laurens Sun
- Special Interest Programs
- Programs for Children and Adults
- Memorial Books
- Convert VHS to DVD
- Books for New Baby Packets
- CD Audio Books
- Preschool Outreach Baskets
- Kids Summer Reading Supplies
- Music Garden in City Park – featuring oversize outdoor musical instruments
- Digitize Laurens Sun 2015-2018
- Outdoor Charging Station
- Replace Stack Chairs
- Automatic Doors for Bathrooms
- Supplement Puppet Collection
- New PA System
Stained Glass Window or Windows
will enable the Laurens Public Library to continue its tradition of excellence.
Please make checks payable to:
Laurens Public Library Foundation, Inc
273 North Third Street
Laurens, IA 50554
The purpose of the Laurens Public Library Foundation is to encourage and receive gifts, endowments, and bequests to support the development of library services for the community. It was established as a non-profit corporation for educational purposes under Iowa law in 1992.
DONATION OF FUNDS
Gifts of any size from a few dollars to large estates are appreciated. Donations may be given as memorials by will, real estate, certificates of deposit, life insurance policies, bequests or other sources of funding. The Board of Directors of the Foundation will consider the wishes of the donor when deciding how to spend these funds.
Gifts to the Laurens Public Library Foundation are deductible not only for income tax purposes but also for federal estate and Iowa inheritance tax purposes
ANNUAL GIFT CLUBS
Gift Clubs are designed to recognize Library donors. All gifts received by the library are cumulative during each fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Contributions to the sustaining fund, endowment fund, special purpose gifts, memorials, and bequests are totaled each year. Gifts in any amount are needed and appreciated.
BOOK LOVER………………………... $50-99
AUTHORS’ CIRCLE…….....….…. $250-499
LITERARY CIRCLE………..…$2,500 & over
Contributions may take the form of:
- Memorials honoring relatives or friends
- Gifts through corporations or businesses
- Stocks or Securities
- Bequests through wills or life insurance
A gift to the Foundation will
not replace tax supported services;
it compliments and enhances them.