The Library Foundation Board of Trustees announces that executive director Nancy Lindberg is retiring and Erin Aldridge has been hired as her successor. Lindberg has served as executive director since January 2014. Aldridge will begin working at the Foundation on July 13. Aldridge most recently served as the Development Director for the Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts.
The Library Foundation reports 2019 as record year of giving to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. We give tremendous thanks to our many donors! Foundation gifts to the library totaled $1,344,909.95. Major programs and services included: Claire’s Courtyard; renovations to the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Learning Center and Red Carpet collection; and the Adventuremobile.
In the Lingo Rotunda of the library is The Library Foundation’s Donor Recognition Wall. This interactive eye-catching display is a small way for us to publicly thank the many library donors and share some of their stories of why they give to our award-winning library. All donors, no matter the size of their gift, are listed on our wall. Please visit our wall at donor.tscpl.org.
Jerry Reed was selected 2019 outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for his longstanding support and volunteer work at the Topeka & Shawnee County Library. (pictured left to right: front row – Mary Campbell, Marilyn Ward, Barbara Coultis, Jerry Reed, Diana Reed, Judy Moler; second row – Gina Millsap, Nancy Lindberg, Judi Stork, Janel DeLeye, Bruce Burns and Brenda Dietrich)
Give the gift of reading this holiday season by supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! For a donation of $1 or more you receive an ornament. A $30 donation, enough to provide one child books for a year and you receive “A gift of reading” ornament. $150 provides one child five years of books and you receive a handmade book-themed ornament as a keepsake. Make your donation at the Chandler Booktique. Thank you!
Thank you to the employees of Kaw Valley Bank and their generous gift to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Thanks to their donation, an additional 35 children will receive a free book each month for one year. (pictured left to right: front row – Marilyn Ward, Gina Millsap, Kellee Kolean and Susan Koch; second row – Diana Friend, Sandy Atwood and Nancy Lindberg.)
The Library Foundation’s work with Security Benefit has created a literacy partnership that will be enjoyed all over Shawnee County.
Congratulations to the Topeka Chapter of The Links for being selected as 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Topeka Chapter of the AFP. The Links was nominated by The Library Foundation.
Thanks to everyone who purchased bricks for Claire’s Courtyard. 650 bricks were sold and almost $60,000 was raised for purchasing of the furnishings for the courtyard. Claire’s Courtyard will be open early next Spring!
Thanks to donors like you, more than 4,000 children in Shawnee County are receiving books at no cost to their family.