Donate to LARL

Make a Difference in Your Community with a Gift to the Library

 

Support the Library

The Library is a source of knowledge, culture, and communication.  Local and State funding only covers a portion of our expenses. The ongoing support of customers like you determines what the Library is today and what it will be in years to come.

 

Here’s how you can get involved:

 

Donate: Make a Contribution

You don’t need to make a long-term commitment to make a lasting impact.  Each dollar you donate will go toward keeping the collection, programs, and community services available for future generations. Every little bit helps.

If you would like to make a financial donation today, there are two choices:

Gifts of any size are appreciated; your donation can benefit the library in several different ways. For example:

  • Gifts from $5 to $50 can help the library purchase: A DVD  •  A paperback or music CD  •  An easy reader book for youth

  • Gifts from $50 to $100 can help the library purchase: An eBook  •  An audiobook or eAudiobook  •  A TV series on DVD

  • Gifts of more than $100 can help the library: Build youth and adult programming  •  Provide and upgrade equipment  •  Maintain and update facilities

 

Monthly Giving

A recurring donation of your choice allows you to make an easy and sustainable impact and allows us to sustain equitable services for all customers.

 

Planned Giving

Did you grow up with the Library? Do you use your local branch or LINK Site? If so, help ensure LARL remains a vital asset for future generations by including LARL in your estate plans.  Your gift can extend the joy you have experienced at the Library to others, while giving you substantial financial benefits and tax savings.

There are many ways to make a charitable, planned gift.  One of the simplest is to give through your will or living trust.  You can also make the Library a beneficiary of your retirement plan.

Various types of Charitable Trusts can provide specific benefits such as reductions in estate taxes, elimination of capital gains, and tax deduction that support your financial plan both now and in the future.  A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) can be a powerful tool for allowing you to make a significant gift to the Library while also providing tax advantages.

If you have questions about making a planned gift, please contact Jamie Sprynczynatyk at 218-233-3757 ext. 123 or spryj@larl.org.

 

Gifts and Memorials

A gift made in one’s name is a meaningful way to mark a special occasion or to remember or honor a beloved family member, friend, or colleague.

Individual customers and organizations have used this service by donating money to purchase a book in honor of retirements, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Customers have also used the service to place a book in memory of friends or relatives that have passed on.

Donating money to purchase books and other items as memorials or gifts is very appropriate as they can be used over and over, benefiting numerous people in the community.

When your gift or memorial contribution is received, an acknowledgment card will be sent to the family of the person memorialized or to the person you have chosen to honor and recognize.

Library staff will carefully select materials and a book plate will be placed in the front of each book indicating to whom the book is dedicated.

Persons interested in giving a specific gift or donation to the library should contact Jeanne Anderson at andersonj@larl.org or at 218-233-3757 ext. 122.

 

Endowment Support

Through a donation to the FM Area Foundation, you can provide sustaining support for years to come through the LARL Endowment program.  Each of the LARL 13 branches has an existing endowment waiting for contributions.  These contributions provide essential support that allows the Library to maintain its high level of service and programming, securing a healthy financial future for the Library.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Lake Agassiz Regional Library welcomes donations to support the Library’s mission to enrich lives and strengthen communities.

How will my donation be used?
Donations to LARL are used exclusively for Library purposes. Recent donations have enhanced our collection, programming, and public computer equipment.

Donations designated for general purposes will be used where they are most needed. The Library will honor requests that a donation be used for a specific branch or purpose.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. Donations to LARL are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Will I receive a tax receipt?
Yes. The Library will send a written acknowledgement for all donations of $250 or more. A written acknowledgement may be requested for all other donations.

I want my donation to be used only for a specific purpose or branch – how do I do that?
To discuss donations intended for a specific purpose, please contact Liz Lynch, Regional Library Director at 218-233-3757 ext. 127 or lynchl@larl.org.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

Liz Lynch, Regional Library Director at 218-233-3757 ext. 127 or lynchl@larl.org.