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The Foundation provides funds to the Anacortes Public Library in these essential areas including:
For more information, please email the Library Foundation.
Local taxes support the cost of budgeted and routine costs of operating the Library. For Anacortes, our Library has become a multi-generational community center of learning offering additional programs and services that are not covered by the city budget. The funds that support these enrichment programs are provided in part by generous donations which allow the Anacortes Public Library to maintain its performance of excellence. The Library is an accessible place where everyone can pursue the joy of learning.
There are several ways you can make a donation to the Library Foundation:
Charitable bequests are generally given to the library through wills or estate plans. Donors may choose to give a bequest to the Library, through the Foundation, in a number of ways including:
Your donation is tax deductible & provides funds for Library materials and projects. The Anacortes Library Foundation is a 501c(3) organization, tax ID#91-1933694. Please contact the Library Director at 360-293-1926 or email the Library Director for information on including the Library Foundation as part of your planned giving.
The Foundation was formed in 1998 to raise large sums of private donations to help build our new Library. It accomplished its initial mission and has since broadened its mission. It has undertaken collaborative projects in partnership with the City, service organizations, and individuals. Some of the major projects include:
In addition to raising funds, the Foundation is a steward of large bequests such as the Manieri Bequest for jazz and swing music, the Maritime Bequest and the Jeane Thompson Gardening Bequest. There is a standing Investment Management Committee within the Foundation Board that provides investment guidelines.
The Foundation and Friends of the Library are both important and critical organizations that help ensure the Library’s long term success. The Friends generate most of their funding from the operation of the Friends book store at the Library. They also receive bequests and donations. Their funding is focused on books and periodicals for the Library, and supporting the children’s program.