Library Fundraising Ideas
Save Our Libraries
Ways to Raise Money for Libraries
Whether you're a library staff member or a volunteer, you are always looking for ways to help with library funding. Public libraries are routinely underfunded and Friends of the Library groups devote much of their effort to raising funds to help the institution they love.
During my library career, I saw many successful fundraising activities put on by Friends groups or by librarians. I've also combed the Internet for additional ideas to help you and your library raise the money needed for crucial services to the public.
Ideas for Library Fundraising
Ways That Libraries Raise Money - Videos about fundraisers
Getting the Money: How to Succeed in Fundraising for Public and Nonprofit Libraries
Are you a library volunteer or Board/staff member? Don't try to re-invent the wheel on fundraising. The author of this book has already done all the work on pulling together ideas for fundraising for your library.
Where Would You Be Without Your Library?
News Stories about Successful Library Fundraising
- Sydenham Library fundraiser highly successful
Author event raised $1,000.
- Mini-fair a big success Library annual fundraiser
The library holds an annual mini-fair with raffles, performers and a book sale.
- Library Fundraiser a Success | MountKiscoNews.com
On Friday night at Grand Prix New York, Mount Kisco Public Library held a fundraiser. The event and a raffle of a car raised $40,000.
Library Mini-Golf - "Caddy Stacks" at the Lawrence Public Library in Kansas
Learn More about Fundraising for Libraries - Books available from Amazon
Even more books on library fundraising available from Amazon--indispensable resources for community members who value their library or library staffers tasked with leading a fundraising effort.
Hold a Book Sale
Guide to Fundraising Project for Libraries
Two Ideas for Library Fundraisers
101+ Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends
This book (available from Amazon) is loaded with marketing, fundraising, and tips for developing the friends group.
Has Your Library Tried One Of These Fundraisers?
Need More Ideas? Read This Book: Library Fundraising: Models for Success
© 2012 Virginia Allain