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The 2024 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. They are also the primary sponsor for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in our district. Foundation funding enhances, and does not supplant, the public funding received by the Lake County Public Library.

Foundation Events   -   Gifts & Memorial Donations  -   Imagination Library

2024 Officers

Tracy Anderson, President
Tom Lounges, Vice President
Marti Ross, Secretary
Ingrid Norris, Treasurer

Carol Daumer Gutjahr, Executive Secretary
Jennifer Burnison, Asst. Executive Secretary
John Brock, Financial Manager

Board Members

Linda Eisenhauer

Michael McIntyre

Debbie Milne

Carol Moore

Dian Reyome

Charman Shields-Williamson

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!

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