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Friends of the Library
Provides monetary support to the Library District and also supports local literacy efforts. You can support the Friends of the Library by donating money, materials, or your time. All donations are used to directly serve this community.
Examples of how the Friends of the Library continues to support the Library District:
- Scholarships for Library Staff.
- Supplementing funding for library materials, programs, & services.
- Sponsoring the Annual Literacy Festival.
- Purchasing furniture and funding for library renovations in Alachua, Millhopper, and The Library Partnership.
To find out more visit the Friends of the Library online at www.folacld.org, stop by the Bookhouse at 430 N. Main St. in Gainesville, or call (352) 375-1676.
View the Friends of the Library newsletter.
The Foundation's mission is to provide supplemental funding to the library with an emphasis on long-term support and planned giving. Our vision is to enhance the District's ability to enrich the lives of everyone in our community.
The Foundation's major goal is to manage and continue to build our endowment, which will provide funds for the Library District annually. Funds are generated through Foundation membership dues, Author Galas, memorial and gift recognition leaves on Katherine's Tree at the Headquarters Library, and gift donations.
On occasion, the Foundation has chosen to support special projects for the Library District. In 2012, the Foundation contributed $25,000 to the Library District to create a Teen Space in the Headquarters Library. In 2007, the renovation of a Headquarters meeting room was underwritten by the Foundation. The room was renamed in honor of the Foundation. Find out more at www.acldfound.org.
Volunteer @ the Library
Give a Gift
Your personal gift or organization’s gift to the library in memory of a friend or loved one provides a lasting tribute which benefits the entire community. Celebrate happy times such as the birthday of a child or special friend with a gift to the library in their name. Each book will contain a gift plate with your name as donor and the name of the person honored. You may earmark the funds for materials in your particular area of interest.
Mail your check with a gift form, available at all service desks, to:
Alachua County Library District: Donations
401 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601