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Libraries look to unique fundraisers for support

Libraries look to unique fundraisers for support | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

With circulation and usage on the rise at many libraries, officials are looking at unique ways to raise funds to buy books and materials to address that increase use, or to keep their buildings in good repair.

 

"We want people to experience the library like they never have before," said Kimberly Litland, director of the Brookfield Public Library. "We want them to have a glass of wine and see that the library is a fun place." That's why the Brookfield Library started in 2005 to hold Taste of Brookfield, an event that attracts about 200 people who can have a glass of wine or beer and taste samples provided by the village's different restaurants.

 

The Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien will host its Singin' in the Stacks event on Nov. 3. Tickets are $15, and party-goers will be able to rock out on stage to their favorite tunes and enjoy snacks and a cash bar. The goal of the event is to raise money for upgraded computers and software for children.

 

The Downers Grove Library has already held its own twist on a unique fundraiser this year, an 18-hole miniature golf tournament held in April inside the library. The library remained open while 400 players tried to hit golf balls into the holes.

 

-Annemarie Mannion @ Chicago Tribune

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Video: Vancouver Public Library launches Touch, a fundraiser to build library’s new digital lab

Video: Vancouver Public Library launches Touch, a fundraiser to build library’s new digital lab | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

In our technological age, many people probably would probably think of the Vancouver Public Library like an iPad — great if you want to consume content but not the go-to resource for creating it...

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Birdhouses fly to library

Birdhouses fly to library | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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."

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North Plains Pumpkin Run and Costume Parade fundraiser

North Plains Pumpkin Run and Costume Parade fundraiser | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it
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Kid Lit Cartoonists Plan September Fundraisers for Moore, OK, School Libraries

Kid Lit Cartoonists Plan September Fundraisers for Moore, OK, School Libraries | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

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Library fundraiser to unveil ‘Hidden Treasures’

Library fundraiser to unveil ‘Hidden Treasures’ | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

 

 

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Book triathlon to benefit Scottdale Public Library

Book triathlon to benefit Scottdale Public Library | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

 

-Rachel Basinger

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Monessen Public Library gala to feature ‘Women of Distinction’

Monessen Public Library gala to feature ‘Women of Distinction’ | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

 

-Rossilynne Skena

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Afternoon Tea at the Rochester Library

Afternoon Tea at the Rochester Library | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

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Brooklyn Public Library Hosts ‘Bike The Branches’ Fundraiser

Brooklyn Public Library Hosts ‘Bike The Branches’ Fundraiser | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

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Building a fundraising board - advice from the ‘board whisperer’

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.”

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Love Your Libraries 5K brings students despite weather

Love Your Libraries 5K brings students despite weather | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

 

-Leslie Ecklund

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Library selling Jazz on the Lake tickets

Library selling Jazz on the Lake tickets | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

The Bonner Springs City Library Board organizes the biannual event to support the library, with this event’s goal to fund the “Imagination Destination” series of arts and sciences programming for children and youth at the library. The event again will take place at the Lake of the Forest clubhouse and will include a dinner, musical entertainment and live and silent auctions. The theme for this year’s event is “Reach for the Stars.” Funds raised allow the library to partner with local arts and science organizations to support a series of educational and cultural programs.

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What is Fundraising with Just Us!?

What is Fundraising with Just Us!? | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

Fundraising with Just Us! not only supports one great cause, but two! Every product sold by your group will raise money for your cause, and make a difference in the lives of small farmers around the globe.

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Cupcake wars return to library

Cupcake wars return to library | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

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Food Glorious Food! Grape Expectations

Food Glorious Food! Grape Expectations | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

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Mobile Fundraising Apps for Nonprofits

Mobile Fundraising Apps for Nonprofits | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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,

-Peter Trapasso

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Create Some Hype: Build Anticipation For Your Art Event

Create Some Hype: Build Anticipation For Your Art Event | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

Here is some great info that I discovered on ArtBiz.com on creating anticipation for your event and then keeping the hype growing during the lead-up to the big day...

 

-Rebecca Chaperon

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“The Great Cow Drop” Library Fundraiser

“The Great Cow Drop” Library Fundraiser | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

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Large crowd of participants can say they ‘flung the dung’

Large crowd of participants can say they ‘flung the dung’ | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

 

-Mike Moore

 

 

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VIDEO: Brews for Books at Indian Valley Public Library in Telford has something for all tastes

VIDEO: Brews for Books at Indian Valley Public Library in Telford has something for all tastes | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

 

-Bob Keeler

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Library Chair-ity Fundraiser Enters Final Week

Library Chair-ity Fundraiser Enters Final Week | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

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.

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The 50/50 is back! | Regina Public Library Lottery 2013

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.

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Fallen Big Sur tree could be library windfall

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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Larchmont LegoFest Fundraiser

Larchmont LegoFest Fundraiser | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it

Come explore a world created out of Legos®! Built by professional LEGO® artists, this visually interactive 300 square foot display is sure to entertain kids of all ages! The display is filled with whimsical scenes bursting with puns and hidden surprises! Along with the display will be ‘Seek and Find’ Challenges Premium Lego® Sets for Raffle and Lego Building Events.

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Alec Baldwin makes another donation to Central Falls library | The Valley Breeze

Alec Baldwin makes another donation to Central Falls library | The Valley Breeze | Cha-Ching | Scoop.it
CENTRAL FALLS – A year after receiving an unexpected donation from Alec Baldwin to help keep its doors open, the Central Falls Adams Memorial Library received another generous donation from the actor on Monday.
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