An Investment in Your Library is an Investment in Your Community!
The Library Board of Trustees recently launched a sponsorship campaign to help augment library finances and ensure that our Library continues to be one of the leading libraries in our area.
Lemont Library is funded primarily by local property taxes and has one of the lowest budgets for operating expenses of any Chicago-area library. Your assistance will ensure that the library continues to be the premier
community destination and a resource for all Lemont residents for years to come. It will afford us the ability to expand free programs and classes in literacy, art, music and science for children and teens, continue educational and entertaining programs and technology classes for adults, invest in ongoing technology updates, and provide enhancements to the Library campus.
The Library continues to adapt and grow to meet the changing expectations of our community. Library usage statistics demonstrate that the public library continues to be a vital, highly utilized, community resource, even in the age of digital resources. In FY 2015, library card holders increased by 6.7%; There were more than 10,000 visits to the library per month, attendance at free library programs and classes increased by 16%, and the number of materials (both print and digital) increased by almost 7.0%.
A select number of sponsorships are available for a five year period. A limited number of spaces, including the Event Space, Learning Center, Collaboration Studios and Study Rooms, can be named for a sponsor. Each sponsorship includes appropriate recognition with a plaque and/or other signage, acknowledgement in digital and print media, access to special events and more.
MB Financial Bank
Sponsor of Collaboration Studio B
Lemont Junior Woman’s Club
Sponsor of the Children’s Activity Center
Loving Family of Adolph J., Sr. and Ann F. Pilipauskas Waitkus
Sponsors of Teen Study Room
Sponsors of the Children’s Interactive Wall
Unrestricted donations are offered at the following levels:
Gold………………$2,500 – $4,999
Silver…………….$1,000 – $2,499
Bronze…………..$250 – $999
These donations will be recognized with the appropriate signage in the Library, according to the gift level.
Thanks to Our Generous Donors:
Atlas Insurance, Lemont Christine and Ted Hogan
Tom and Vicki Burton Vytenis P. Kirvelaitis
Pat and Chris Camalliere Jim & Pat McElligott
Tom and Judy Culcasi Richard J. Radecki & Casey Waitkus-Radecki
DM Foot & Ankle Catherine Sanders
Emini Family Michaeline (Mickey) Skibinski
The Friends of the Lemont Library Edward H. Sobek Family (In Memory of Maureen R. Sobeck)
(In Memory of Regina C. Fain) The Sulzberger Family
The Gil Family The Turner Family – Don, Bernie, Josh & Matt
Brad Grcevic, CFP – Edward Jones
In November, 2014, residents of the Lemont Library District voted overwhelmingly to invest in improvements to the Library building. Your support will help us continue to improve and serve our community in 2017 and for years to come. You may contact Library Director Sandra Pointon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional details and specific opportunities.