Support the Library

 Support Warsaw Community Public Library

Warsaw Community Public Library  is much more than books - it is a family room, where parents and children can learn and grow together; a search engine that can answer your biggest questions; and a resource where you can discover and start a new chapter in your life. When you support the Library, you ensure that the region has access to quality services, making Warsaw one of the "most livable" cities.


                                                                                                              

Why Give to the Library?

Maintaining Warsaw Community Public Library isn’t possible with public funding alone. The Library sets its sights on long term goals that are not possible with public funding alone. WCPL’s mission is to stabilize the library in times of reduced public funding and secure the ongoing excellence of our library.  Every gift, large or small, makes a difference.

Ways To Support:

Levels of Giving: (all donors will be listed in library's annual report and on the library's "Support the Library" web page)

  • Platinum Gift:  $1000 or more
  • Gold Gift:  $500-$999
  • Silver Gift: $250-$499
  • Bronze Gift:  $100-$249
  • Library Supporter: $99 or less

Library Endowment Fund: The library is a part of a permanent endowment, located at the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. A gift to the library's endowment is a gift in perpetuity to support the mission of the library. If you are considering this option, a representative of the Kosciusko County Community Foundation would be happy to speak with you.

Planned Giving: including the library in your estate is a great way to help support the library in its mission.  Planned giving includes estate gifts and current gifts that may be in the form of a will, charitable trust, or life insurance.

Books, DVDs, video games, sound recordings and other materials may be donated to the Friends of the Library.  Materials given to the Friends of the Library will either be added to our collections or sold in a library book sale.  You may drop your items off at the circulation desk (if you need help unloading library staff will be glad to help).  

Memorial Gifts: Your donation may be a memorial gift or in honor of a loved one, a business, family, etc.  You may give a memorial gift online or you can print and fill out our Memorial Gift Form and mail it in with your contribution to the Library

Contributor's Brickway: You may donate any number of paving bricks with three levels available.  Each brick, with your name or tribute inscribed,  will be placed in the brickway. Contact the office (574-267-6011) for specifics.

Donate Online: The easiest and fastest way to donate, online giving, is safe and secure. Clicking on the link will take you to a secure site where you can make your tax-deductible donation.


Use paypal to donate today!

Library Receives Community Rewards                                           

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If you shop at Owen's or Kroger's, you can use your Owen's Plus Card to donate to the Warsaw Community Public Library.

              

The library is a member of Kroger Community Rewards. If you have a Plus Card, you can simply go online to owensmarket.com/communityrewards, and sign in or create an account.  Then you will be able to link your Plus Card to the Warsaw Community Public Library (can be searched by name or found by entering our organization number: 

88503).

 

Each time you then use your Plus Card at one of the Kroger family of stores, the Library will receive a quarterly donation, based on your spending.

 

It's easy to participate, and the Library will use the funds collected to enhance collections, programming and other services for all ages.  Need assistance linking your Owern's Plus Card? Stop by the Library and we will be happy to assist you.

 

 

 

 


 

*You may need to "re-enroll"  in order to keep giving to the Warsaw Community Public Library. If you received a re-enrollment email, follow the instructions provided in that email. Or, click over to Community Rewards to make sure your account is still linked. Thank you!

 

2018 DONATIONS

 
DONOR GIVING LEVEL
Jason & Julie Pogue Brick
Merri Bottoroff Platinum
Friends of the Library Platinum
Kosciusko County Community Foundation Platinum
Warsaw Noon Optimist Club Gold
Steve & Jill Beehler Gold
Joan Kizer Memorial (Merri Bottorff, Roger & Sandra Kunch, Henry & Sherry Zehr, Bill & Priscilla Wood, Burce & Jean Metzger, Jerry & Shirlee Clevenger, Sara Hawblitzel, Lila O'Connell & Friends, James Kizer, Robert Mayer, Kerri & Paul Christopher, Tony & Liz Frazzetta, Pamela Lowenthal, James & Ann White, Villas at Tigers Retreat, Patricia Vanrie, Joseph Catanzarite, Deb Satterley, Patricia Dufort, Don & Jackie Bergen, Kiel & Jessica Beehler, Maximilian & Katie Maile, Victoria Bontrager, Deborah & Jaedon Schaefer) Platinum
James Kizer Brick
Vicki Endress Memorial (Don & Ruth Osborne) Library Supporter
Bertsch Family Foundation Platinum



 

 

2018 DONATIONS

 
DONOR GIVING LEVEL
Jason & Julie Pogue Brick
Merri Bottoroff Platinum
Friends of the Library Platinum
Kosciusko County Community Foundation Platinum
Warsaw Noon Optimist Club Gold
Steve & Jill Beehler Gold
Joan Kizer Memorial (Merri Bottorff, Roger & Sandra Kunch, Henry & Sherry Zehr, Bill & Priscilla Wood, Burce & Jean Metzger, Jerry & Shirlee Clevenger, Sara Hawblitzel, Lila O'Connell & Friends, James Kizer, Robert Mayer, Kerri & Paul Christopher, Tony & Liz Frazzetta, Pamela Lowenthal, James & Ann White, Villas at Tigers Retreat, Patricia Vanrie, Joseph Catanzarite, Deb Satterley, Patricia Dufort, Don & Jackie Bergen, Kiel & Jessica Beehler, Maximilian & Katie Maile, Victoria Bontrager, Deborah & Jaedon Schaefer) Platinum
James Kizer Brick
Vicki Endress Memorial (Don & Ruth Osborne) Library Supporter
Bertsch Family Foundation Platinum

 

Thank You For Your Generous Gifts 

 

Volunteer

 

Dozens of volunteers, from teens to seniors, are critical to the Library. They work in all the locations and perform vital jobs.

As valued members of the WCPL team, volunteers learn about our many programs-and they're constantly exposed to ideas, books, book lovers, and authors. It's a great way to serve your community while meeting interesting people and expanding your horizons.

We have volunteers who work a few hours a month, a couple of times a month or every week, depending on their schedules.  We appreciate every moment of service you can provide.
             
Volunteers perform a variety of tasks which are important to the operation of the library.  These tasks might include:

  • Putting items in order on the shelves and straightening shelves
  • Searching for missing/misfiled items on shelves
  • Pulling books to send to other libraries
  • Cleaning and repairing items
  • Making copies, folding brochures, performing light clerical duties
  • Preparing materials for children’s programs
  • Help with used book sales.

To Volunteer

To learn how you can get in on the action at Warsaw Community Public Library, please contact us by email or by phone (574-267-6011 ext. 112) and speak to Renee for more information.

Thank you for your support of the Warsaw Community Public Library.

 

Advocate for the Library

 

Why should you advocate?     

  • Elected officials don’t know everything.

  • More often than not, you know more about issues that matter to you—like libraries—than they do.

  • Elected officials need you to inform them about the importance of libraries.

  • If not you, then who?

Libraries and librarians are vital to the future of an information literate nation. Library advocates speak out for libraries. Library advocates are everywhere although they don’t always call themselves that. They are: library trustees, library users, community leaders, library staff and librarians.
 
Send an Email to Your Elected Officials NOW!

Advocate for Warsaw Community Public Library. Your voice matters more now than ever. Help us to continue to provide resources for literacy and learning by urging your elected officials to find a long term source of funding.

A few helpful tips:

  • Keep the tone and wording of your letters courteous and respectful 

  • Reference specific examples of how you use YOUR Library.

  • Be an advocate FOR the Library, not against our local officials or government.

  • Attend meetings of the Library Board to learn from others and to express yourself about libraries.

  • Attend meetings of your City and County Councils.


Remember that your voices are the ones that matter the most. Keeping messages consistent and respectful allows us to continue advocating for Warsaw Community Public Library in a productive way that can yield vital support from our elected officials, from the City of Warsaw, the County of Kosciusko, and from the State of Indiana.

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See below for local, state, and U.S. elected officals.

U.S. and State Elected Officials

    > U.S. Indiana State Senators
    > U.S. Indiana State Representatives
   

    > Indiana elected representatives  (Indiana General Assembly)


Kosciusko County

    > Kosciusko County Council

Warsaw

    > City of Warsaw Mayor 
    > City of Warsaw Council 

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