Friends of the Woodland Public Library

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$334 raised by 4 donors

11% complete

$3,000 Goal

The Friends of the Woodland Public Library started in 1981. Our dedicated members are volunteers and advocates for a strong library system in our community.  We believe that the oldest operating Carnegie Library in California deserves an engaged organization that represents the community's interests about library issues.

The FOL does the following:
- We hold popular used book sales to raise money for programs, books and materials the library would not otherwise be able to afford.
- We promote community involvement in our library.
- We provide advocacy information regarding library issues.
- We provide funding support for special library programs.
- We support literacy in our community.
- We seek to partner with other civic and community organizations to promote the Woodland Public Library and its programs.

One of the most exciting and fulfilling ways the FOL offer support is by funding special on-going programs for the Woodland Public Library and the community.  Some of these include:
- Children's Reading Programs
- Teen Programs, such as game night, movie night, plays, Teen Advisory Group
- Summer Reading Programs for children, teens and adults
- Community Cultural event appearances by authors, musicians and other artists
- Story Time at the Library, Book Page subscription, and much, much more

The Friends support these programs through membership dues, revenues from our bi-monthly book sales of donated items, and other fundraisers, which include our annual "Oktoberfest".  Thanks to our volunteer and community support, the library has beautifully maintained enhanced collections, advanced technology, and an expert staff.  Active involvement in our community programming and collaboration with other groups by our members and FOL board help to sustain this record of excellence.

Giving Activity

Mission

The Friends of the Woodland Public Library (FOL), a nonprofit corporation, is an association of persons interested in books and libraries, whose purpose is to enrich the cultural and civic life of Woodland and to support the Woodland Public Library in its mission.

Needs

- Children's Reading Programs

- Teen Programs, such as game night, movie night, plays, Teen Advisory Group

- Summer Reading Programs for children, teens and adults

- Community Cultural event appearances by authors, musicians and other artists

- Story Time at the Library, Book Page subscription, and much, much more.

-Recruitment, retention and participation of volunteers.

-Recruitment, retention and participation of Board Members.

-Underwriters for major fundraising events.

-Book donations for our bi-monthly book sales.

Equity Statement

Libraries serve everyone, and the Friends of the Woodland Public Library work to support our library for all members of our community.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Friends of the Woodland Public Library

Year Established

1983

Tax id (EIN)

94-2717594

Mission Category

Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Operating Budget

$0-$50,000

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Volunteers, Board Members, Funding: Other, In-Kind Donations

Local Counties Served

Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

250 First Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Service areas

Woodland, CA, US

Phone

530-723-5292

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