West Sacramento Friends of the Library

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$3,664 raised by 43 donors

73% complete

$5,000 Goal

The organization was formed as the East Yolo Friends of the Library over 50 years ago in the small community of East Yolo. After the community was incorporated as the City of West Sacramento in 1987, the organization became the West Sacramento Friends of the Library (WSFOL). WSFOL provides funding to increase the library's collections and support library programs. When a new library building was constructed in 2009, WSFOL was able to increase its fundraising to provide $50,000 for the building fund. WSFOL's major sources of funds are income from book sales, annual membership fees, and other donations.

Mission

The West Sacramento Friends of the Library (WSFOL) supports the Arthur F. Turner Community Library by raising funds to develop diverse collections, encourage reading and literacy programs for all ages, and promote the library as an educational and cultural center for the entire West Sacramento community.

Needs

We are excited that the Arthur F. Turner Community Library (as part of the Yolo County Library system) is returning to in-person programming starting in spring 2023. These much-missed events had to be shifted online or paused entirely during the COVID pandemic. This Big Day of Giving, we invite you to join WSFOL in ensuring this library event "comeback" is an amazing experience for our entire community!

These events are free family activities that promote literacy, creativity, community, and inclusiveness. Your generous contributions will help make sure the library can offer them:

Baby and Toddler Story Times

Author Readings

Cultural celebrations and activities like Dia de los Ninos

Craft maker events

Family movie screenings

STEM-focused activities and scavenger hunt prizes

In addition, we are hoping to reach more early readers with our Summer Reading Program books. All children receive a free book for participating, and for many, this is the first book in their home library.

In 2022, WSFOL contributed nearly $3,000 toward these library programs, many online or significantly modified due to COVID precautions. The number and success of the programs offered relies on a successful Big Day of Giving for West Sacramento Friends of the Library. To accommodate in-person and increased expenses, WSFOL needs to raise approximately $6,700. Will you help us reach this goal for the library?

Equity Statement

As outlined in the Yolo County Library Strategic Priorities plan 2022-2027, we support library programs and services that strengthen community connections and equitably meet the needs and interests of the residents of West Sacramento -- including those that reflect and celebrate our diverse languages, cultures and history,

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

West Sacramento Friends of the Library

other names

WSFOL

Year Established

1987

Tax id (EIN)

94-2392518

Mission Category

Education

Operating Budget

$0-$50,000

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Low-income individuals/families, General population

Local Counties Served

Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

1212 Merkley Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Service areas

Yolo, CA, US

West Sacramento, CA, US

Phone

916-375-6465

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