Library Foundation

The Burlington Public Library Friends Foundation is a 501(C)3 organization established in 1982 to enhance the services and use of the Burlington Public Library. The Library Foundation itself was a major donor to the fund drive for the beautiful new library facility that opened in 2006. Donations to the Foundation for the on-going enrichment of library projects and programs are tax-deductible as the law allows. A special bequest from Dr. Rudy and Kay Buescher provides poinsettias annually in December.

Increasing Technology
In the past, major grants from the Library Foundation have also funded the equipment purchased for the library's computerized catalog and check-out system, the web-server, and computer workstations for Internet access. Smaller grants have supplied shelving, materials, and specialized training for staff members. The Foundation sponsors an Annual Genealogy Workshop in April.

If you are interested in including the Library Foundation in your estate planning, a library staff member can provide additional information.