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Frequently Asked Questions

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. LARL 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 for a specific branch or purpose – 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.

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Give Monthly

Use the online donation form to set up a recurring donation of your choice. Becoming a monthly allows you to make an easy and sustainable impact and allows us to sustain equitable services for all customers.

If you are a current monthly giver and have a question about your account, please send an email to marketing@larl.org or call 218-233-3757.

Gifts and Memorials

A gift made in someone’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.

Planned Giving

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.

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.

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR LARL MOBILE USERS Effective Thursday, September, 30, 2021, the LARL Mobile app will be unavailable due to maintenance. Lake Agassiz Regional Library is working on transitioning to a much more modern, feature rich and exciting new mobile app, which will be available soon.  If you currently have the LARL Mobile app installed, we recommend that you keep it, as when the new version of the app is available it will be automatically updated.
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