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Fall Update from the Foundation

Please click the link below to learn about 2020 at the Library and the Foundation. It was quite a year! Thank you for your continued support of your Library!

Every gift matters to our patrons!!! Make your tax deductible donation today at: https://giplf.org/online-donation-form/

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Traveling Art Display Coming Soon!

Sylvia Wald (Philadelphia, PA 1915–New York, NY 2011), Farmer’s Antic. Seven-color serigraph, 1955; 22 × 16 1/2 inches. Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Anna R. and Frank M. Hall Charitable Trust, H-430.1956.

Sheldon Statewide Exhibition “Compact Rhythms”

“Compact Rhythms,” an exhibition of artworks from Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, opens at the Grand Island Public Library on January 6, 2021.

The exhibition is part of Sheldon Statewide, an annual program through which works from the museum’s collection travel to venues throughout Nebraska. Since its inception in 1987, the program has taken exhibitions to 25 communities, reaching more than 363,000 people.

“Compact Rhythms” highlights artists who have used abstraction to explore different ways of looking at the world around them. It presents a variety of modes and styles of nonrepresentational art throughout the twentieth century, focusing on instances where artists chose deliberately to work on a smaller scale.

The intimate scale of the featured works provides opportunities for close encounters with the art, allowing the viewer’s gaze to linger over the surface of the paintings and prints in order to observe the materials used and the forms depicted. The exhibition features works by artists Joseph Albers, Grace Hartigan, Alfred Henry Maurer, Joan Mitchell, Corita Kent, Seong Moy, and Sylvia Wald among others.

Kim West Dinsdale and the Grand Island Public Library Foundation sponsors the Grand Island exhibition, which is on view through February 1.

The Sheldon Statewide exhibition series receives funding support from Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska, Rhonda Seacrest, the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Sheldon Art Association. Visit their website at https://sheldonartmuseum.org/sheldon-statewide-0

The Grand Island Public Library is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit the Library’s website at http://www.gilibrary.org.

Please contact the Library for more details at (308) 385-5333.

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You Are Important

During uncertain times such as these we realize more that ever who and what are important. The people, the community, unity, places, and resources that serve all.

As you plan for the future, remember to keep in mind the mission of the Grand Island Public Library Foundation. Bridging the gap in funding, bringing innovation to the community, providing for needed programs and services. We are opening the doors of opportunity for business and/or personal learning and gatherings.

As our wonderful community grows and changes, your support in whatever way possible is needed. Donations can be made of many different types. Volunteering, inviting, sharing, participating, and growing is so important so we have the ability to serve Grand Island and the surround communities. Everyone is valued and needed.

We are all in this together! Thank you for doing your part!

Welcome Our New Executive Director

Leigh Lillibridge – Executive Director

The Grand Island Public Library Foundation is turning the page by starting a new chapter with the addition of development professional, Leigh Lillibridge, as its new Executive Director.  The importance of the Grand Island Public Library to the community has become more evident than ever, and Ms. Lillibridge will ensure that the Library can continue to help area children, teens, and adults for years to come. 

Lillibridge, a fundraising professional with more than two decades of experience, will focus on developing a strategic vision and plan to advance the Foundation’s mission to raise funds that support Grand Island Public Library’s valued and life-changing programs, services, and resources.  Lillibridge will also oversee the Foundation’s fundraising strategy and increase tactical partnerships with community leaders, corporations, and other key stakeholders.

 “The Grand Island Public Library has become a vital resource center for many in our community, helping open doors to opportunities that would not otherwise be available. I am confident that working with our donors, volunteers, community partners, and business leaders, we will expand the reach of these critical services,” – Leigh.

Please help us welcome Leigh to the Grand Island Public Library Foundation!