Board of Directors
Outreach Van Campaign
On October 1, 2021, Glen Ellyn Library Foundation announced its $80,000 Outreach Van Campaign to provide a mobile library to serve the community beyond the library building. The two library fundraising organizations, Glen Ellyn Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library, each donated $20,000 to start the campaign with $40,000. The Foundation is reaching out to the community to match this $40,000. “The addition of a mobile library van will allow us to expand our services within the community,” said Dawn Bussey, Library Director.
Fall Fun Fest
A Fall Fun Fest from 4-7 pm on Saturday, October 16, at the Glen Ellyn Public Library kicked off the Outreach Van Campaign. The family-friendly event was for adults and kids of all ages, with fun games, live music, and food and beverages from local food vendors available for purchase. Glen Ellyn-based musicians Ralph Covert, featuring a Ralph’s World solo acoustic set, and 7DEEZ, a Disco-Funk-Motown tribute band, performed.
The Foundation released a Library Outreach Van Campaign Kickoff Video that features community members who already enjoy services beyond the library building. Storytime in the Park, home delivery, and programs in local schools and senior living communities are examples of services the library provides that can be enhanced and expanded with an outreach van.
For more information, please contact Library Director Dawn Bussey at 630-790-6760 or email@example.com.
How is the Foundation Different from the Friends of the Library?
Unlike the Friends of the Library, the Foundation maintains an endowment fund. The fund is supported by both planned giving and fundraising, whereas the Friends’ fundraising is done via an annual campaign and booksales. Donations to the Foundation are deposited in the endowment fund and interest earned on the principal investment is used to help fund special Library projects. The Friends annual contribution to the Library supplements the book and program budgets.
Contact the Foundation
For more information on the Foundation, contact the Library Director or Development Officer Julie Evans at jevans followed by @gepl.org.
Glen Ellyn Library Foundation Newsletter
Bylaws of The Glen Ellyn Library Foundation an Illinois Not-For-Profit Corporation
Adopted: April 13, 2010
Reviewed: May 1, 2019
Revised: September 2021