Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Help Dayton Public Library
qualify for Thrivent’s matching grant of $300
Double your money with double mint gum (or another flavor!)
Suggested donation: $5, $10, $20, $40 . . .
For your donation, you will receive a complimentary pack of gum, and a certificate thanking you for your support.
Funds to be used for:
wall and wire shelving for juvenile fiction and juvenile non-fiction books
Open MWF 11-6
Dayton Public Library Strives to Raise Funds for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Grant
The Dayton Public Library asks that you consider a tax-deductible donation before year-end. The library is working to raise $300 in order to qualify for the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans matching grant. The theme, “double your money with double mint gum,” awards donors with a pack of gum of their choice and a certificate of appreciation. Suggested donation amounts of $5, $10, $20, $40…any amount MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Donations from distant locations will receive a gift of appreciation by mail.
In addition to donations by cash or check, the Dayton Public Library welcomes the opportunity for long-term giving in the form of bequests or trusts through the Dayton Area Community Fund that is administered by the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way.
From the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way web site:
“[We] work hard to earn the trust and respect of our community so we can effectively serve as the entity in Fort Dodge/Webster County for community-based philanthropic giving. We encourage citizens to invest in their community . . . for the purpose of investing in the future vitality, growth and development of our community.
“A Community Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt public charity that enables people with philanthropic interests to support causes they care about in their community. Community Foundations create long-term assets and make grants to better their community and improve quality of life. There are over 700 community foundations in the United States and they make up one of the fastest growing sectors of philanthropy in the nation today.”
Funds are to be used for purchase of additional shelving for the juvenile non-fiction and juvenile fiction books. While the ability to read and the opportunity to read current books and magazines at all ages may sometimes be taken for granted here in Iowa, it is important to remember that our society struggles and makes a concerted effort to maintain reading levels and opportunities in order to enhance our lives through entertainment, knowledge, and inspiration. Without ongoing struggle and support, a library quickly becomes outdated and underused, and a young generation is at risk of literacy deficiency, and hence cognitive and reasoning deficiency. As Frederick Douglass stated, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
Welcome to the Dayton Public Library! Our library was established before 1900 in Dayton, Iowa, when a few women each purchased some books to exchange. As the collection grew, the books were housed in the back of the local bank with access provided only to local schoolchildren. Later, a women's club was organized and began operating the library which was moved to the high school. Due to overcrowding, the library relocated to an old bank building where it remained until the current building was erected in 1966. This new building included the post office and city council chambers. In 1993 the council chambers were relocated, allowing the library to expand into the additional space for a total of 1406 square feet.
The Dayton Public Library is accredited by the State Library of Iowa. It is the library's mission to provide citizens with equal access to information and ideas in order to lead an enriched life through lifelong learning.
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Closed some holidays. Inclement weather policy in place. See “policies” and “calendar” on our web site.
PHONE | 515-547-2700
FAX | 515-547-2700 (same as phone)
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