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Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation

Reading and literacy are a primary determinant of success. When you donate to the Friends, you help people of all ages explore, learn and connect with their community every day through the Library's programs. Your support helps these programs continue to thrive. Thank you!

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Semi-annual Used-Book Sale

Class

Community Development 

Beneficiaries

General Public

Description

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.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We routinely take more than 50,000 books to each used-book sale and raise at least $25,000 for the Library.

Loveland Loves to Read

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

General Public

Description

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.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Good attendance at author events and good turn out for book discussions and associated workshops.

Library Winter Fest

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

General Public

Description

Friends of the Loveland Public Library volunteers organize and host a holiday celebration at the Loveland Public Library early in December. Culturally diverse art and craft competitions, themed displays, entertainment, children's games and vendors highlight this celebration of holiday traditions.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Adults and families with children of all ages enjoy a variety of events and activities, including the children's gingerbread house-making activity. The bake sale generates additional funds to support library programs.

Library Programs

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children ages 5 to 21
Ethnic/Racial Minorities - Other Specified
General Public
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged/Indigent

Description

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;
-Technology classes;
-Teen programs;
-Local author showcase;
-Spanish language programs;
-Winter Reading Program.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Increasing program variety. Increasing participation rates across broader demographics.

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