About

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The mission of the Grand Island Public Library Foundation is to enrich the Library’s services and to provide enhanced opportunities to discover and use information for an improved quality of life.

The Foundation, in collaboration with the Friends of the Library, directly support and supplement the work of the library through monetary gifts and volunteer assistance.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in 1958.

The foundation welcomes gifts, bequests, grants, and property of any kind, for the use and benefit of the Grand Island Public Library.

Over the past 50+ years, the Grand Island Public Library Foundation has met a variety of our library’s specific needs with complete or partial funding, including:

  • Summer Reading and other early childhood literacy programs
  • Purchase of books, audio-visual, and online materials
  • Technology such as the Aladdin Rainbow Text Reader
  • Capital Campaign for Library renovation and expansion