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Help leave a lasting legacy at the Library. Your gift can make a very big difference!

Annual Report

Library Legacy Foundation

The Library Legacy Foundation raises funds to plan for the future security of the Library, purchases books, materials and technology for the system, and funds impactful Library programming, including Authors! and Summer Read. The Foundation is a tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) organization, so your support qualifies as a charitable gift. Meet our Library Legacy Foundation Board of Directors. Learn more about how you can support the Library through:

Annual Report

Ways of Giving

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Unrestricted Giving

The mission of the Library Legacy Foundation is to support the Toledo Lucas County Public Library with major emphasis on programming and services to promote literacy, education, collection development, cultural and recreational opportunities, and an endowment for future stability.

Unrestricted giving makes our mission possible!

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Memorial Gifts

We appreciate you thinking of the Library for your memorial gift and offer three ways to give a gift in tribute to someone in your life.

MAKE AN UNRESTRICTED GIFT
Honor someone special in your life with an unrestricted gift in their honor.

NAME A PLAQUE
The Library will engrave a plaque honoring a person or family of your choosing.

NAME A BOOK
The Library will place a label on the inside of a book's cover, honoring the person of your choosing. Select either a subject area (and we’ll select the book) or choose the book (subject to Library approval).

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Planned Giving

Create a meaningful legacy for the Library. The Carnegie Society recognizes individuals who have included the Foundation in their estate plans – through a bequest, an insurance policy, a trust designation, or other assets. These important gifts are placed in an endowment fund to help meet the long-term needs of the Library. Primary areas of emphasis for this fund are to purchase materials, to support youth services and to provide help for Library programming.

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donate to the fund

Building Fund

The Building Fund helps the Library revitalize existing structures and build new branches, in order to ensure the vitality of its services and neighborhoods across Lucas County. Each Library location brings with it many community benefits, including:

  • Access to new technologies
  • Opportunities and services for residents to find economic success
  • Partnerships with schools in increasing early literacy
  • Safe places for residents to gather, learn and be entertained

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support a branch

Branch Support

If you love your local Library and the amazing programming that they do, giving to the branch fund allows them to be even more innovative, welcoming and collaborative. Donations to the Branch Fund support things above and beyond the amazing programming already supported by the Library.

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Become a Sponsor

Corporate Sponsorships

The Toledo Library's mission is to engage all of its communities, inspire lifelong learning and provide universal access to a broad range of information, ideas and entertainment. This is accomplished through hosting a range of programs that could overlap with your corporate mission. If you are interested in sponsoring a specific program or type of program, contact Kathy Selking, development manager, at 419.259.5123 or Kathy.selking@toledolibrary.org.

Become a Sponsor

Shop and Give

KROGER REWARDS
You shop. Kroger gives. Select the Library Legacy FND of Tol-Lucas Library as your Community Rewards recipient. Our organization (NPO) number is KV654.

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AMAZONSMILE
You Shop. Amazon gives. Please bookmark the link below so all of your shopping through Amazon can benefit your Library.

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support early literacy

Early Literacy Campaign

Early literacy and kindergarten readiness are a critical issues throughout Lucas County, as nearly two-thirds of students tested are not prepared to enter kindergarten with the fundamental skills to learn how to read and write. The Leadership Committee for the Early Literacy Campaign Planting a Seed to Read, is united by a common passion to improve essential literacy skills for all young children in our community and we need your help to accomplish this goal!

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support the collection

Steinem Sisters Collection Fund

The Steinem Sisters Collection is a feminist collection exploring the lives and achievements of women. Created to honor Gloria Steinem, the collection champions the historical, cultural and political contribution of women; and strives to provide a welcoming space for women of all walks of life to share their truths. This collection was made possible due to a generous donation by The Steinem’s Sisters Collective.

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Board of Directors

Frank D. Jacobs

Frank D. Jacobs
President

Olivia Summons

Olivia Summons
Vice President

Kathy Selking

Kathy Selking
Secretary | Treasurer

Rodney L. Eason, Jr.

Rodney L. Eason, Jr.
Board Member

Louise Ehrick

Louise Ehrick
Board Member

Paula Fall

Paula Fall
Board Member

Karen Fraker

Karen Fraker
Board Member

Hannah Grohowski

Hannah Grohowski
Board Member

John  Hull

John Hull
Board Member

James J. Jaros

James J. Jaros
Board Member

Adele M. Jasion

Adele M. Jasion
Board Member

Dr. Patrick McCormick

Dr. Patrick McCormick
Board Member

Eugenio  Mollo, Jr.

Eugenio Mollo, Jr.
Board Member

Terrence G.  Perris

Terrence G. Perris
Board Member

Erica G. Silk

Erica G. Silk
Board Member

Yolanda Danyi Szuch

Yolanda Danyi Szuch
Board Member

MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT THE LIBRARY

SHOP OR DONATE

You can further support the Library by donating gently-used books and other items to our Friends of the Library and by shopping at our Friends book sales!

Book Sales and Donations

BE OUR FRIEND

Friends of the Library is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that supports the Library through branch activities, fundraisers, book sales and levy campaigns. Fun and unique volunteer opportunities are available to our Friends as well!

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JOIN LITERATI

Whether it's creative courses, author programs or just a chance to meet new people while discovering new places, Literati offers engaging and exciting opportunities for fellow Library lovers to connect with one another.

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