Through the fundraiser, library patrons who make a $7 donation to the Library Foundation receive a bookmark and a doggie library card that gets them a bag of dog treats every time materials are checked out.
“This way your dog is happy to see you when you come home from the library and he [or she] has treats to chew on — not your library books,” McBride said. “For a $15 donation, you get a library card, bookmark and a flashlight, because outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. And for a $35 donation, you get a T-shirt.”
The puppies who visited the library with the Animal Planet crew attended story hour with local children and received their doggie library cards.
Pleasant Hills Public Library was built by teas, bridge-party fundraisers, bake sales and door-to-door book solicitations. Now, 69 years later, Friends of the Library are still working, hosting a fundraising event, “Happy Hallo-wine: Eat, Drink and Be Scary,” at the Old Clairton Road site.
Birdhouses are appearing on shelves all around the Reedsburg Public Library, thanks to bird and book lovers, and the Friends of the Reedsburg Library. The group is collecting original birdhouses through Sept. 30 – birdhouses made by members of the community.
The reason for all the feather-friendly mansions is a “Feathered Friend Fundraiser."
Later this month, cartoonists Jeff Kinney, Dav Pilkey, Lincoln Peirce, and Stephan Pastis will present “Drawn Together: Cartoonists Benefit Moore, Oklahoma School Libraries,” two fundraising events for the city of Moore, OK, in which the kid lit stars will discuss their inspiration and creative processes and answer questions from the audience. Moore was hit directly hit by an EF-5 tornado on May 20, which destroyed two elementary schools and partially collapsed a third.
Art and history lovers within and around the New Bedford community will have a chance to help change this situation on Friday, May 31, when the Friends of New Bedford Free Public Library host “The Hidden Treasures of the New Bedford Free Public Library from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the library, located at 613 Pleasant St. in downtown New Bedford. Enter through the library’s historic Pleasant Street doors for an evening of art, hors d’oeuvres, and libation.
With the use of the Scottdale Community Pool for the swimming portion and dedicated planning out of routes for the biking and running portion, the triathlon will be an event that both beginners and veterans of the sport should enjoy. The event came about last year as the Scottdale Public Library was looking at new and different fundraising ideas.
Two female trailblazers will return to their hometown roots Aug. 3 as speakers at the Monessen Public Library's annual gala fundraiser.
The event, “A Conversation With Women of Distinction,” will honor retired Maj. Gen. Jessica Garfola Wright, who now serves as Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and Kathy M. Manderino, former member of the state House of Representatives.
An afternoon tea fundraiser event was held at the Rochester Public Library on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Several afternoon tea gatherings are being held in conjunction with the library's sixth annual Purse and Jewelry Market, open from May 6 through May 11. "We have to do these kinds of things to keep the doors open," said library director Terri Gallagher.
The Brooklyn Public Library is hosting “Bike the Branches,” a day-long bike tour through BPL’s network of 60 neighborhood libraries, on Saturday, May 11 (rain date: May 18). Proceeds will support Brooklyn library services, including programming, technology and collections. Riders set their own route and pace, although BPL will offer suggested routes that focus on the waterfront, literary history and library architecture. Select branches along the way will offer programing and activities, including music, magic shows and a transportation workshop.
Nonprofits everywhere are challenged to engage board members to solicit support and donations but let’s be real, that’s a really hard thing to do! Arming your board with the right tools can make all the difference: clear understanding of the fundraising expectation, knowledge about your organization’s cause and mission, and the confidence to pull-off “the ask.”
Many runners turned up to participate in the 20th annual Love Your Libraries 5K on Saturday morning in Circle Park. Sponsored by UT's Graduate Student Senate, the Love Your Libraries 5K has been around for 21 years. The event is held each year to raise money libraries around campus to purchase new books, equipment and electronics.
The South Park Community Center will be transformed into Shade Hollow Manor, a 17th-century mansion in the isolated town of Dark Cloud, for an Oct. 11 event. The famed, deceased author Shade Hollow owned the mansion and is rumored to still roam its corridors.
Audience members, as Dark Cloud townspeople, will debate whether to remodel the rundown manor into a tourism site while getting caught up in a murder mystery. Created as an interactive game, “Halloween Homicide in the Town of Dark Cloud” will be performed by actors and actresses from the Throughline Theatre Company in Lawrenceville.
It’s that sweet time of the year for the Emmett Public Library Annual Fall Fundraiser. Emmett’s own Cupcake Wars bake-off will kick the festivities off at 5:30 p.m., followed by a lively auction by Kelly Trout. Your taste buds are needed to select the people’s choice award and your bidding fun is requested as we offer up get baskets and treasures at great deals with all the money from the evening going to the book fund for the library. This year a donation is encouraged to sample cupcakes. This fundraiser is the main source for the year’s book budget — help make this a celebration like no other.
On September 28, the Montclair Public Library will be transformed into a smorgasbord of Victorian-inspired food to celebrate the works of Charles Dickens as part of a special fundraising evening—Grape Expectations.
Mobile fundraising apps are a great way to raise money for charity. Fundraising is the lifeblood of any charitable program. Crowdfunding is the latest way to leverage the internet by using the collective power of a large number of small donations that when pooled together add up to a large sum. It all started with the mobile phone fundraising campaign,
The parachute-clad plush mini cows with custom jerseys will be dropped from a helicopter Saturday, July 27th in the Greenwood Middle School football field. The event will begin with a show by Silly Safaris at 10:15 a.m. Raffle prizes include a Nook HD+ tablet, Chick-fil-A for a year, a trip for four to Fair Oaks Farm, and Holiday World tickets. Event admission only tickets can be purchased for $2.
The Hostler family from Carson City, Nev. has always sought out wild and crazy things to do while on vacation. So when mother Jackie heard about the Buffalo Chip Toss fundraiser for the Friends of the West Yellowstone Public Library in town during the Fourth of July holiday, her family was first in line to sign up and give it a go...More than 150 fellow chip throwers joined the Hostler family on the lawn near the Union Pacific Dining Lodge, as the first-ever Buffalo Chip Toss quickly became a successful event during the Fourth of July celebration in town last Thursday.
The 10 homebrewers who brought beers made from one-of-a-kind recipes brewed specifically for that night’s competition, though, were what really made the night for Brooke Martin, a member of the library’s capital development committee and one of the event organizers.
The 2013 Chair-ity Fundraiser to benefit the Safety Harbor Public Library Foundation is entering its final week, and according to officials, it’s shaping up to be a very successful event. People have been flocking to the library for weeks to place their purchased tickets in the bags that correspond to their favorite chairs, which have been decorated and donated to the library by area artists and residents.
A maximum of 100,000 tickets will be sold One winner will be awarded half of the jackpot. Ticket prices: One (1) for $10 Five (5) for $25 or Fifteen (15) for $50 Deadline for the 50/50 Draw is midnight on July 8, 2013.
A potential disaster may turn out to be a blessing for an often-struggling nonprofit. Operators of the Henry Miller Memorial Library plan to sell off the valuable wood of a 500-year-old coastal redwood tree that toppled during heavy rains in December. The tree just missed the stage and fell onto the parking lot. The rare wood — its value is elevated is by its age — and the tree's historic significance could net up to $200,000, the library's operators said. (video)
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