When the Duluth Public Library reopened its doors this summer, we quickly learned that the need for library services is greater than ever. That's why when we asked our librarians what they needed the most RIGHT NOW they said a few things:
1. Books and Programs - Funding for books for library patrons of all ages to check out and to safely restore free programming to support the emerging needs of our community.
2. Expanded Digital offerings with Hoopla - Hoopla digital will provide library patrons with expanded online and mobile access to eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV. Patrons can borrow, instantly stream, and download content via hoopla’s mobile app or website.
3. Continued support of the Every Child Ready Duluth initiative - This inspired, library-led endeavor is helping to bridge the opportunity gap in school readiness in Duluth so that all of our children can succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Two committed donors, Karen and Royal Alworth, have generously offered to match your Every Child Ready Duluth gifts, dollar for dollar, in addition to their pledge of $100,000, until the end of the year!
Designate your gift to General Fund to help fund books, programs, and hoopla and unlock an additional $5,000 matching grant for the library!
Designate your gift to Every Child Ready Duluth to help our children succeed and unlock the very special extended matching grant!
OR split your gift evenly between both!
The Duluth Public Library provides a public space—open to all and commercial-free—where every single one of us can browse, create, dream, read, and learn. When you invest in our library, you have the profound satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to build a more vibrant community and creating brighter futures.