Where Your Support Went
This year the Foundation gave the library $277,000 toward programs, books and materials. Highlights of the Foundation’s support follows:
In total, the Foundation supplied $125,000 to the Sacramento Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program. This follows an investment of $110,000 in 2014, $100,000 in 2013 and $59,000 in 2012. In 2014 the library enrolled more than 27,000 children 0-17. We expect increases this year as well – stay tuned and know your support does matter!
Books and Materials Endowment
This year’s distribution of more than $58,079 boosted the Sacramento Public Library’s collection.
Read and Feed Demonstration Gardens
The Junior League of Sacramento is the lead funder for the Read and Seed Demonstration Garden. Over the next few years the Junior League, Library and Foundation hope to partner to create more gardens at more branches.
Sacramento Room Endowment
This year’s distribution of more than $50,000 is designated for digitization of the Sacramento Room archive. This year’s support coupled with last year’s support has been used to create an additional room temperature controlled area for the growing collection.