Library Foundation & Friends

Murals in children's area

“UNTIL RECENTLY, I never thought about how much the library offers. I've discovered so many great things.” — Jeffry Newton

A combination of strong public and private support is needed to keep our award-winning library strong. In 2011-2012, private gifts to the Champaign Public Library Foundation and proceeds from the FriendShop bookstore and Friends' membership dues supported:

  • Murals by acclaimed artist Peter Sís (pictured above)
  • Garden Hills Elementary School third grade reading project
  • In Concert at CPL, monthly music performance series
  • Collections for Main Library and Douglass Branch: books, CDs, DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Teen eBooks & Playaways
  • Books for Champaign high school summer reading requirement
  • Douglass Branch Reveal, grand opening event (pictured below)
  • CU Reading: community-wide program scheduled for October 2012

 Douglass Branch Reveal event

Star Donors & Tribute Gifts


Thanks to Our Foundation Donors


We thank our donors:

Star Donors &
Tribute Gifts

Foundation Donors

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Foundation Board of Directors 2011-2012

Edith Ann Stotler, President
J. Barry Brindley, Vice President
Mark Ballard, Treasurer
Marilyn Whittaker, Secretary

Wesley W. Curtis
Lynnette Dodds
Ken Gunji
Ed Kelly
Jan Kiley
Annette Lansford
Lott H. Thomas
Mary P. White

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Friends Board of Directors 2011-2012

Maxine Kaler, President
Ann Campbell, Vice President
Katharine Jones, Secretary
Warren Wessels, Treasurer

Louise Allen
Linda Bantz
Robert Blissard
John Frayne
Bonnie Hudson
Joanne Kelly
Laura Littell
Sharon Lappin Lumsden
Deb Sanderson
Allan Steinberg