HOW YOUR GIVING HELPS
Your gift to the Foundation helps keep the Lafayette Library doors open an additional nineteen hours per week. Annually, that's close to 1,000 additional hours of service to the community.
Toddlers and early readers benefit from more story times, and in multiple languages.
Seniors have professional Library staff to assist them with the latest computer technology and other free Library services.
Students receive important homework help, attend valuable STEAM programs, and enjoy a welcoming place to gather with their peers after school.
Everyone benefits from the hundreds of programs offered each year for the lifelong learner in all of us.
Foundation funding allows the Library to meet the ever changing needs of the community by investing in Library materials,* resources and the latest technology.
Foundation donors and grant funders transformed the outdated computer lab into a multi-purpose STEAM Lab;
Furnished the children's Library with family friendly reading spaces;
Purchased laptops and iPads for patrons and expanded programming in robotics, Girls Who Code, and holiday camps.
* The Library recently invested donated funds in electronic materials, including eBooks, to meet the 400% increse in demand due to the pandemic.
Vision and Mission
Gifts to the Foundation are an investment in the vision of the Lafayette Library as a Learning Center that serves patrons of all ages, backgrounds, interests and abilities and provides diverse programs that inspire and educate.
Our Legacy Giving Program donors demonstrate their firm commitment to our mission of sustaining the Lafayette Library for future generations. To learn more about how you can include the Library in your will or estate click HERE
To meet the need for a larger Children's Library and additional program space the Foundation dedicated funds raised at the 2019 Night at the Library gala to the redesigning of the Children's Deck.
Opening in 2021, the Children's Deck will be a multi-purpose, indoor-outdoor space for patrons and programs. Providing much needed additional space for the more than 300,000 annual visitors.