The Newport Public Library Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization promoting private donations to enhance and enrich Newport Public Library's resources and services. The Library Foundation has established an endowment fund with the Oregon Community Foundation to plan for the library's needs far into the future.
The Newport Public Library Foundation has supported the following Newport Public Library projects:
The 2014-2015 Building Renovation. The Foundation contributed over half of the funds towards a $400,000 renovation project. Improvements include new paint, carpeting, childrens' and teens' furnishings, shelving, meeting room space, and computers.
Adult Programs. With Foundation support, the Library carries out NEWPORT READS, a series of community events to encourage everyone to read and discuss the same book. The Foundation supports additional programs with community partners throughout the year.
Library Outreach Van. The Foundation purchased and donated a new Windstar van for use by the Newport Public Library's Outreach Service to Elderly People program. The outreach program serves 12 sites, including retirement and assisted living residences, nursing homes, rehabilitation and recovery facilities, and the adult activity center. Approximately 250 books are circulated each week.
The 1999-2000 Building Expansion. The Foundation raised $150,000 to contribute to the expansion project, largely in furnishings and equipment.
Drive-up book drop. Proceeds from the Foundation Book Sale on the main floor of the library purchased a curbside book drop.
Foundation Board Members
Autumn Belloni, President
Gretchen Havner, Vice-President
Ted Smith, Library Director
How to Contribute
There are many ways contributors may choose to give, including:
If you match your contribution to the Newport Library Foundation with a donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, your gift might qualify for a tax credit. For details, see the Trust web site, www.culturaltrust.org
Donations to the Foundation may be tax deductible. The Foundation is registered as a private, 501©(3) non-profit with the IRS. The Foundation's endowment with the Oregon Community Foundation provides the opportunity for life income and charitable remainder trusts. Donors should consult their financial advisors regarding specific tax benefits of their gifts.
For more information about the Foundation, please contact any member of the Foundation Board or the Library Director at:
Newport Public Library Foundation
35 NW Nye Street
Newport, Oregon 97365