TACOMA, WASH—The Tacoma Public Library is part of a coalition of over 70 libraries across the country joining forces to raise funds through an inaugural Library Giving Day campaign, opens a new window. This one-day online fundraising event will occur on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and will encourage patrons to make a gift to their individual library system.
Tacoma Public Library Foundation is gathering donations online through Mighty Cause to benefit Tacoma Public Library, opens a new window. Although the national online giving event is marked for a specific date, the donation portal is open now for gifts made through midnight on April 10.
This campaign reminds us that libraries, small and large, serve as a cornerstone for our communities. Library systems such as Tacoma Public Library offer innovative programs that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance knowledge. “It’s exciting to see our state libraries working together through this giving campaign, as I’m sure it will help raise visibility for our libraries across the state,” said Washington State Librarian Cindy Aden.
All Library Giving Day donations to the Tacoma Public Library Foundation can be made using the link: http://bit.ly/TPL_LibraryGivingDay, opens a new window.
To fulfill its role as a cornerstone of the community, Tacoma Public Library recently added more service hours by opening three of its eight branches on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Moore, Wheelock, and Kobetich are now open six days per week during the public school year, holiday weeks excluded.
“We are thrilled to extend additional open hours at three branches of Tacoma Public Library,” stated Director Kate Larsen. “Our goal is to benefit our community through increasing access to popular library programs such as homework help for youth, public computers, and increased programming for patrons of all ages.”
More information on hours, programs, and services offered by Tacoma Public Library can be found at tacomalibrary.org.
About Tacoma Public Library:
The Tacoma Public Library serves the Tacoma, Washington, community with eight branches and year-round services and programming. Tacoma Public Library provides access to ideas and perspectives from around the world, and through innovative library services, stimulates the development of literacy, knowledge, wisdom, critical thought, and valuable interaction that yields positive experiences and a thriving community.
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