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Library Foundation

Library Foundation of Carver County Board Members

Michelle Aspelin (Secretary), David Daubert (Vice President), Judy Grosch (President), Lindsay Guetzkow, Gwen Kuhrt, Suzi Larkin, Karen Shoutz, Anne Stelter (Treasurer), Judith Wanschura  

About the Foundation
The Library Foundation enhances county-wide programs and services that are not funded with local tax dollars.  Members of the foundation approve funding based on requests made by library staff in response to community needs and to provide equity among branches. Funds are raised through contributions from businesses and individuals, grants, and special events. The Foundation consists of volunteer community members, including a representative from each of the county libraries' Friends groups.

What has the Foundation funded in the past?
Every year, the Foundation contributes to the funding raised for Summer Reading, a major initiative for the library. In addition, the Foundation has funded the Winter Reading Program, a monthly book review subscription for the public, Book Club in a Bag kits, various literacy programming, specific collections requests, and much more.

How does the Foundation differ from Friends of the Library?
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 in all branches through additional or expanded services and outreach programs. The Foundation and Friends groups work collaboratively on projects when it is appropriate. Summer Reading is one example of this collaboration. Learn more about local Friends groups here.

How can I help?
There are a number of ways you can help, including serving on the board or as an ad-hoc member interested in serving on committees for specific event planning and marketing. Board members serve two- or three-year terms, and meet six times a year. The Foundation welcomes any and all suggestions from the community. Please contact a board member with comments and suggestions that you feel would add to the services we can provide.

Become a part of enhancing the Carver County Library by contributing today.
You may earmark your donation to a specific program if you wish.
The Library Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization established in 2005. All contributions are tax deductible.
For more information, please contact the Library Director at 952-227-7601.

Contribute onlineYou can do so with a credit or debit card in full or with a monthly payment

Contribute with a print formDownload and print if you wish to mail in your donation.

Contribute through Amazon Smile: If you shop online at Amazon, using their Smile program (by going to their website at and selecting the Library Foundation of Carver County from the list of charities) lets you donate .5% of the purchase price from eligible items.

Thank you for your support!