Thanks a Million, Friends Foundation Supporters!

by on February 10th, 2015

As part of Love your Library Month, I want to send a little love out to everyone who has made a contribution to the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.

In the last five years the Foundation has contributed over $1 million to support library services. Funding has been provided for:

  • Building improvements (recent remodeling including the Koza Family Teen Center & Children’s Room improvements)
  • New technology (scanner for the Digital History Project, AWE computers for children, upgraded self-checks)
  • Collections (by my estimate the equivalent of 17,000 books!)
  • Adult, teen and children’s programming (chess tournament, puppet festival, local history programs)
  • Summer reading programs for all ages (book prizes, printed materials, program presenters)

We are currently highlighting what private contributions to the Foundation have made possible with “Thanks a Million” posters and balloons. Next time you’re in, pause and read the banner over the book return slots just inside the front door.

Thank you if you’re already a donor. If you’re not, take the opportunity to be one by dropping your contribution in the box or make a gift online at

Thanks a Million!


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