Fundraiser

The Library Foundation is selling Rada Cutlery. The Foundation’s funding priority is the Library’s Renovation and Expansion project. Follow this link to place an order. Rada Fundraiser 

Thank you in advance for you support.

Next Meeting Date

The next Foundation Board meeting is scheduled for January 20, 2021, 6:30 PM in the Library.

Library Giving Day 2020

The Foundation will participate in Library Giving Day on April 23, 2020.   All 2020 LGD donations will be used to enhance the Library’s digital collection – for example Hoopla.

Since the Library will be closed during this time, donors may choose to either mail their contributions to Silver Lake Public Library Foundation, Inc., PO Box 248, Silver Lake, KS  66539 or  contribute online through the Northeast Kansas Library  Foundation https://foundation.nekls.org/lgd.  Select the Silver Lake Library to support our project.

During this unsettling time, it is more important than ever to have digital resources available to folks in our community.  We will appreciate all that you are able to give to help support our efforts.

Foundation Receives Donation

On Monday, February 10, 2020, Jeni Flach of Cargill AgHorizons and Justin Collins of Bettis Contractors presented a check in the amount of $24,000 to the Library Foundation Board and Library Board of Trustees. Cargill and Bettis partnered to repair the sidewalk on the east side of the Library. The work is expected to be completed this spring.
Cargill, Inc. previously donated $70,000 toward the Library’s Renovation project.

Member Application

The Foundation is seeking additional board members.

The board is responsible for overall policy and direction of the foundation, consistent with the foundation’s purposes, and delegates responsibility of day-to-day operations to its resident agent, and to such committees as the Board shall designate. The board shall have up to 9, but not fewer than 6 members. The board receives no compensation other than reasonable expenses.

Applications are available from the Silver Lake Library  or can be printed from here.

Foundation Receives Donation

The Silver Lake Public Library Foundation was the recipient of a $1,000.00 donation from Ed Bozarth Chevrolet.  The Foundation was Sharlee Mason’s choice when her name was drawn from numerous entries during the Company’s anniversary celebration.

Sharlee is shown on the right presenting the check to Janet Martinek, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Foundation Receives Donation

Bob Schwarz Financial presented a check for $1,000.00 to the Foundation during their regular meeting April 11.  Schwarz and company sponsored a benefit breakfast March 31 to support the Foundation’s funding priority – the Library’s Renovation & Expansion project.

Work is scheduled to begin soon on the north facade of the Library. The improvements include new ramp, entrance and windows.

 

AmazonSmile

Now when you shop at Amazon, you have an option to support the Silver Lake Public Library Foundation by shopping AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchase to the Silver Lake Public Library Foundation.

Tax Exempt Status

The Internal Revenue Service determined that the Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under  section 170 of the Code.