Help leave a lasting legacy at the Library. Your gift can make a very big difference!
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:
- Unrestricted Giving
- Memorial Gifts
- Planned Giving
- Building Fund
- Branch Support
- Corporate Sponsorship
- Kroger Rewards and AmazonSmile
- Early Literacy Campaign
- Steinem Sisters Collection Fund
Ways of 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!View Giving Levels
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).
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.
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
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.support a branch
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.email@example.com.Become a Sponsor
Shop and Give
You shop. Kroger gives. Select the Library Legacy FND of Tol-Lucas Library as your Community Rewards recipient. Our organization (NPO) number is KV654.
You Shop. Amazon gives. Please bookmark the link below so all of your shopping through Amazon can benefit your Library.
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!
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.support the collection
Board of Directors
Frank D. Jacobs
Secretary | Treasurer
Rodney L. Eason, Jr.
James J. Jaros
Adele M. Jasion
Dr. Patrick McCormick
Eugenio Mollo, Jr.
Terrence G. Perris
Erica G. Silk
Yolanda Danyi Szuch
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!LEARN MORE
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.BECOME A MEMBER