Throughout the year, volunteers quality-check and organize books donated by the public for resale at semi-annual used-book sales in April and October. Over 100 volunteers pitch in to move the books to a public venue for display and sale by category. All money raised goes to Loveland Public Library programs.
We routinely take more than 50,000 books to each used-book sale and raise at least $25,000 for the Library.
Arts, Culture & Humanities
A dedicated committee of the Friends of the Loveland Public Library chooses a book for the community to read together. The committee makes all arrangements for a ticketed, public author presentation and numerous book discussion groups leading up to the event.
Good attendance at author events and good turn out for book discussions and associated workshops.
Children ages 5 to 21
Ethnic/Racial Minorities - Other Specified
True to our mission and purpose, the Friends of the Loveland Public Library provides supplemental funding and sponsorships for a broad spectrum of library programs and special events for people of all ages, including:
-Summer Reading Programs for children, teens and adults;
-Nature Lecture Series;
-Local author showcase;
-Spanish language programs;
-Winter Reading Program.
Increasing program variety. Increasing participation rates across broader demographics.