BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mary Booth, President
Dick Kvitek, Vice President
Martha Kurtz, Secretary
Dan Keyport, Treasurer
Dan Keyport, Mary Booth, Martha Kurtz, Dick
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WHAT IS THE LIBRARY FOUNDATION?
The library foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in
2005 that seeks to enhance the county-wide programs and services offered by
Carver County Library. The foundation has a volunteer board of directors
who are passionate about libraries.
WHY IS A LIBRARY FOUNDATION IMPORTANT TO
Although the Carver County government has
increased its support of the library system over the past few years, this
money is earmarked primarily for staffing and book collections.
Many programs and services that residents and library staff want to see the
library offer are not possible through current tax dollars. To
support these initiatives, the foundation raises funds through contributions
from businesses and individuals, grants, and special events.
WHAT TYPES OF PROGRAMS
AND SERVICES WILL THE FOUNDATION FUND?
The foundation intends to fund county-wide
programs and services. These projects are determined by library staff in
response to community needs. Projects include the popular summer reading
HOW IS THE FOUNDATION DIFFERENT FROM FRIENDS GROUPS?
The Library Foundation of Carver County is a separate organization from the
friends of the library groups. A friends group supports its
individual library branch, while the foundation is focusing on county-wide
initiatives that will benefit residents at all branches or through outreach
programs and services. The foundation and friends groups will
work collaboratively on projects whenever possible.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
There are a number of ways that people can help.
The library foundation seeks volunteers interested in serving on committees
or who have specialized expertise such as event planning and event
marketing. Volunteers are also needed to plan and carry out
fundraising events. Of course, we welcome donations for
supporting our libraries’ county-wide programs and services.