Friends of the Library—Everyone is invited to be a Friend who supports library events with occasional volunteering. Children to adult, living near or far–call the library and get on the list!
Annual Fundraisers by Library Foundation
Poinsettia Sales–November & December
Shamrock Nursery Cards–March to June
Miscellaneous events such as Canvas Paint Nites or Barn Quilt Painting
Donations to the Verdigre Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are always welcomed.
Fran Blessen–Vice President & Representative of Library Board
Donna Effle–Representative of Library Board
In 2018-19 the Foundation helped bring The Kilted Man (Matthew Gurnsey) for the 150th Kolach Days, sponsored a barn quilt painting workshop and Movie & Dessert event that celebrated Vincent Van Gogh. They pledged to update two public computers per year and helped fund the Library’s transition to new software that put our catalog online. Plus they funded another case for holding the next forty years of Verdigre Eagles, put Eagle years 2010-2015 onto microfilm and completed getting the Verdigre Eagles and Centennial Book digitized.
2016-17 projects funded by the Library Foundation included street logo signs, makerspace tables, a flat-screen tv, and helping sponsor Summer Reading Program and special presenters like The Lego Guy for Kolach Days, a Jim Cosgrove (“Mr. Stinky Feet”) family concert at the softball field and a Bruce Arant illustration workshop for kids.