GO BIG GIVE Challenge & Activities

The Library Foundation will once again participate in Go Big Give to benefit Grand Island Public Library! This is the 9th year for the one day of online giving throughout the community. You can support the Library with your donation between April 25th (pre-giving) and May 5th. Make your gift here: https://www.gobiggive.org/grandislandpubliclibraryfoundation

We are celebrating the 10 decades that the Grand Island Public Library has served our community. We kindly suggest patrons think back fondly on a special memory which involved the help of the library and to make a honorary donation. Be watching our social media for updates about this Decades Challenge and Go Big Give.

The Library and Foundation will host several events on Go Big Give Day, May 5th, so mark your calendar! Chocolate Bar coffee will be available from 9:00AM-Noon, Paper Tiger will be here shredding documents for library card holders from 9:00AM-11:00AM. The Friends of the Library will host a BOGO Book Sale- buy one get one on books all day from 9:00AM-6:00PM.

We are providing a link to the events on the Library Facebook page for more detailed information: https://www.facebook.com/gilibrary/events/?ref=page_internal

Library Annual Sponsorship Program Launch

The Grand Island Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its Library Annual Sponsorship Program. Area businesses, organizations and individuals can support the ongoing needs of the library and their patrons, with the annual sponsorship of the many library special events, programs and services. The Foundation, since 1961 has helped fill a gap to provide funding for innovative programs, facility updates and lifelong learning opportunities for library patrons, usually at no charge. The program will provide businesses recognition according to their desired sponsorship level.

“We are excited to be able to partner with many library advocates in our community in a way that provides more formalized recognition for their business. The sponsorship program provides the library funding to meeting community needs beyond what city funding can provide” Leigh Lillibridge, Foundation Executive Director shared.

For more information about the program, visit: tps://giplf.org/become-a-sponsor/


Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 9 years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Show your support for your library and their many programs and services by donating on Giving Tuesday! Make your gift on Tuesday, November 30th at https://giplf.org/online-donation-form/