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ILA Adopts a Library: Fundraising Campaign

Thank You!

Thank You!

A huge thank you to all Iowa libraries and their communities for supporting this initiative!  In May, ILA launched a its first-ever fundraising campaign to help transform the lives of others!  We invited Iowa libraries and their communities to participate.  Funds raised go to the Francisco Oller Library in Puerto Rico and will help them replace books and videos and other materials damaged in hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.  The following libraries contributed:

Algona Cedar Rapids Coralville
Council Bluffs Davenport DMACC
Drake University Elkader


Hiawatha Iowa City Iowa State University
Johnston Kirkwood Community College Nevada
North Liberty Ottumwa Solon
St. Ambrose University State Center. Swisher
University of Iowa Urbandale Wartburg College


Okay.  So as much as we wanted to raise as much money, we thought it might also be nice to have a little fun.  We've designed a friendly competition to help get the energy flowing and that energy helped us raise a total of $3,082!  If you know someone at these libraries, please give them a shout-out!  Well-done and congratulations!

Peer Competitors:

  • Group 1 = Population less than 500   No participants
  • Group 2 = Population 500 - 999   Winner - Swisher Public Library!
  • Group 3 = Population 1,000 - 2,499  Winner - Fayette Community Library!
  • Group 4 = Populations 2,500 - 9,000  Winner - Orange City Public Library!
  • Group 5 = Populations 10,000 and above, includes County libraries  Winner - Pella Public Library!
  • Group 6 = Special, K12, and Academic libraries  Winner - DMACC Libraries!
  • Group 7 =  Largest donation (all groups)  Winner - Iowa City Public Library!

Winner:  the winning library in each group will be determined by a formula including money raised as a percentage the population served.

Prize: Framed certificates will be awarded and ILA will submit press releases to local newspapers. Awards and press releases will be sent to winners in the early November.