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How Do I Give to the Eldora Public Library Endowment Fund?  (Distributions from the fund go to the Friends.)

Just make out a check to the Eldora Public Library Endowment Fund and send it to the Eldora Public Library at 1202 10th St., Eldora, IA 50627.  In the fall of 2012 the Eldora Public Library Endowment Fund was established through the Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.  At our local level it was set up through the Friends of the Eldora Public Library.  Donations to the endowment may be of any amount and are fully deductible to the extent permitted by federal law. They may be in the form of cash, grain, gifts of securities, or in selected cases, other gifts of value. Donors will also receive a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit, in addition to their Federal Tax deductions, for all gifts to the permanent endowment.   The balance of the fund at the end of 2013 was $28,166.69 so the fund is off to a good start.  Thanks go to the generous contributors.  For additional information on giving to the Eldora Public Library Endowment, please contact the Library at 641-939-2173.  Distributions from the fund go to the Friends of the Eldora Public Library for their work in helping the library.

Gifts to the Library Over the Years

Above you can see some of what the Friends have given: books, display table, Lego table, and microfilm cabinet.  The Friends of the Library is a 501(c)3 organization.  If you would like to make a contribution to the Friends or join the Friends please call 641-939-2173.

2014 - Summer Reading Program $2,306.57, books, $2,000, children's cushions $417.79.

2013 - Summer Reading Program $1,448.87, books $571.20, audiobooks $500, art cart and supplies $500, projector $321.23, movie licensing $110, magazine subscription $18.98.

2012 - Cash match for Libri Foundation grant books, audiobooks, DVDs, puzzle table, and summer reading program support.

2011 - Family DVDs, audio CDs, support for Summer Reading Program.

2010 - Books, support for Summer Reading Program.

2009 - Contribution for the new library checkout/catalog system, books, support for the Summer Reading Program, staff training.

2008 - Books, support for the Summer Reading Program.

2007 Year - Childrens books, Lego table and chairs, prize books, summer reading rewards.

2007 - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library starting in Eldora!  Friends of the Library is the 501(c)3 sponsoring organization handling the finances.  Kiwanis is a co-sponsor helping register children and fundraising.  Area organizations contribute funds.

2006 - Fax machine, boom box, puppet, Libri Foundation grant match, Heritage Quest subscription, Nintendo DS prize, help for Summer Reading Program, filing cabinet.

2005 - Over 90 children's books were purchased totaling about $1000.  In December of 2005 the Friends of the Library contributed $750 towards the purchase of audio books on CD.