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The 2011 Read a Thon winners and foundation members

The Lake County Public Library Foundation Board

The Lake County Public Library Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that was established in 1984 by people who were concerned about the quality of library service in their community. The Foundation's mission is to administer funds received and provide a continuing source of income for the library through annual special events such as the spring Literary Tea and the Read-a-Thon. The money raised is invested, and only the interest is spent to benefit the library.

Through the interest, the Foundation is able to provide books and materials that go beyond what is obtainable through traditional tax base funding. Foundation funding enhances, and does not supplant, the public funding received by the Lake County Public Library.

Foundation Events   -   Gifts & Memorial Donations

2019 Officers

Marti Ross, President
Tom Lounges, Vice President
Charman Shields-Williamson, Secretary
Dian Reyome, Treasurer
Ingrid Norris, Executive Secretary
Jennifer Burnison, Asst. Executive Secretary
John Brock, Financial Manager

Board Members

Tracy Anderson
Arnette Bosch
Linda Eisenhauer
Charlotte Malone-Williams
Michael McIntyre
Deb Milne
Sophie Misner
Carol Moore

Interested in joining the Foundation or want more information? Contact the library's Marketing Manager at 219 769-3541, ex 315

A Note on Gifts and Donations:

A donation can be a gift from any individual or group seeking to benefit other library users, a memorial in honor of a loved one, a thank you, a commemoration of a special occasion, or even "just because."

Your gift will keep on giving year after year because it is invested! The annual interest is used to purchase library materials.

You may designate what type of library materials you would like your donation to purchase! Please let us know if there is a particular subject you'd like the materials to cover.

Materials purchased with your donation will be marked with a gift plate. Thank you for thinking of the library!

Print the Donation Form