Patrons playing chess

Donations have provided wonderful opportunities for our community.

The Foundation contributes more than $20,000 annually to the library to provide special programs such as travel series, movie series, art lectures, concerts, and the opera lovers lecture series. The Foundation & Friends also support summer programs for children, teens, and adults.

Recently, the Foundation has funded:

  • The new cafè in the library's renovation – a great place to gather & study.
  • The laser cutter in the Maker Studio – create amazing projects.
  • The state-of-the-art 3D printer in the Maker Studio.
  • Programming for adults, children, and teens.
  • Telescopes for patrons to check out and the library to use in programs.
  • Canvas tote bags for patrons to carry their materials in.
  • A collection of smart home devices for patrons to try out at home.
  • A collection of devices that can be used for home maintenance and prevention.
  • Couches for the Kids & Teens department.
  • A document feeder for the library’s scanner that allows residents to scan and send to email multiple paged documents.
  • A MacBook computer and Apple software for use by the public.
  • Playaway Launchpad learning tablets for children.  LaunchPad tablets are preloaded with educational apps and games focusing on specific subjects.
  • Digital music equipment, including a keyboard, guitar, and software so that people can create and record their own music. 
  • Programming ranging from cooking demonstrations to computer classes.
  • iPads for coding classes for kids and teens.
  • The kids and teens Summer Challenge which supports early literacy, reading, art, and STEM learning.
  • The online business resource Reference USA which can be used by local businesses to find new suppliers, create marketing lists, and research the business climate for regional areas.
  • WiFi hotspots that provide residents with 4G wireless broadband service in their homes or at work.
  • A CNC milling machine which is used to cut out or etch 2D designs into a variety of materials.
  • Furniture for a maker space for young children.
  • A 3D Printer that creates three-dimensional plastic objects from digital designs.