“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people.”
Is there a greater resource of knowledge and culture in our community than Live Oak Public Libraries?
Your support helps guarantee the library can continue services and programs that spread that knowledge and culture to all.
As a citizen, you own Live Oak Public Libraries.
You support the Library by investing in the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation.
As an investor/donor to the LOPL Foundation you insure the vitality and growth in services of the Library.
The Library and the Foundation.
Working together we are accomplishing what we could not do alone.
Mr. Christian Kruse, Director of Live Oak Public Libraries said:
“As Library Director, I cannot imagine the Library without the Foundation and I am truly grateful that I do not have to do so. A strong, vibrant public library needs an active, supportive Foundation. As a community we continue to face high illiteracy rates and unacceptable high school dropout rates. I offer my thanks to you, our donors, because your investment in your library is an investment not only in a solution, but an investment in the future of our community.”
Our community needs an ever increasing array of information services that should be available from an excellent library system. Faced with declining public funding, the library looks to the Foundation for help.
Investing in the LOPL Foundation is a way for people who believe in the power of public libraries to transform lives.
So it is a public/private partnership that we have. Public funding pays for core services such as facilities, collections, and hours of operation, while private funds supplement and enhance services and programs. Together we build an excellent library system!
The challenge is continued growth and enhancement of the library system as an urban asset. We provide individuals and companies with the ability to compete in today’s society to be prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. The availability of information gives an unparalleled advantage in achieving success in today’s fast paced society. All the elements of the modern library: leisure reading, research materials, job listings, career development resources, audiovisual, e-books, business reference information and data bases, serve to satisfy our customers’ need to know.
The opportunity is with the support of private residents and businesses, we create a unique public/private partnership, making the library of tomorrow a more effective tool for all residents of our community.
If you appreciate the progress the Foundation has made in the past, know that your investment now will enable future successful initiatives:
If your philanthropic priority includes the improved education of our children…
If you care about access for all to information on essential human services such as health care information, jobs and housing…
If you want to contribute to the safety and strength of our communities…
If you wish to spread the joy that comes from reading…
If you agree that access to lifelong learning opportunities is essential today…
…you can satisfy all these objectives and more when you support the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation!
Please join us in this important work … now. You will be investing in a better community!
And remember: the Library is free and is available to anyone! Andrew Carnegie again:
“There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library,
this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receive the slightest consideration.”