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:
|Hiawatha||Iowa City||Iowa State University|
|Johnston||Kirkwood Community College||Nevada|
|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!
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.