The Placentia Library Friends Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt membership organization incorporated in 1970 and reorganized in 2007. It supports Placentia Library through volunteers and grants of money for programs and services.
The Friends Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership at its Annual Meeting. The Placentia Library Friends Foundation Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library's Community Meeting Room.
In its recent reorganization, the Friends Foundation expanded its mission to include raising funds through major gifts and bequests, establishing endowment funds, applying for grants from corporations and foundations and financing capital projects for Placentia Library District.
The Placentia Library Friends Foundation manages two book purchasing plans for Placentia Library.
- Adopt-A-Book donations are used for current year purchases. Each book sponsorship is $25.
- Book Endowment donations are invested and the interest is allocated each year for book purchases. A $250 donation will purchase one book per year, in perpetuity.
Friends Foundation Activities
- Presents an author's program at its Annual Membership Meeting during National Library Week in April.
- Operates a Book Store and holds monthly 2nd Sunday Book Sales in the Library's loading dock.
- Sponsors the Library's volunteer program, including volunteer recognition.
- Sponsors an Author's Luncheon to raise funds for the Adopt-A-Book and Book Endowment programs.
- Conducts a membership and sustaining gift campaign to fund projects for current year, as well as capital projects.
- Publishes a quarterly newsletter for members and donors.
- Promotes planned giving opportunities and conducts a year-end giving campaign.
- Manages endowment funds for books and Library services.
- Purchases equipment, books and furniture for Placentia Library and provides funding for special projects.
- Co-sponsors a Library staff recognition program with the Library Board of Trustees.
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