Verdigre Library Foundation & Friends of the Library

Friends of the LibraryEveryone 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

Greenhouse Cards–April & May

Donations to the Verdigre Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are always welcomed.  Please consider designating the foundation for your AmazonSmiles donations.

Foundation Board

Zoe Vakoc–President

Fran Blessen–Vice President & Representative of Library Board

Kristi Rohrer–Treasurer

Darla Gilreath–Secretary

Karen Hansen–Representative of Library Board

Foundation News

In 2019-2022 the Foundation continued updating library computers, contributed to wifi upgrades, helped sponsor Wildlife Encounters and Juggler Pete during Kolach Days, sponsored prizes for the annual Chalk Art Contest begun in 2021, purchased wall paint and storeroom shelves, donated toward the visits of Humanities Nebraska speakers and origami artist Linda Stephen, helped get our digitized school yearbook collection added the library website and sponsored the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for the Verdigre school district.

In 2018-2019 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.

2016-2017 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.

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