Library Foundation

The Peninsula Library and Historical Society recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, inviting people close to the library to reflect on what has been accomplished and to wonder what the next fifty years might hold. One accomplishment was that the library has been financially sound in recent history. There is, however, a change occurring in the primary funding source for the library. We can see that ten years from now, library operations will be affected by the diminishing portion of state funds the Library receives each year.

The Peninsula Library Foundation was formed to address the long term funding issue. Its sole purpose is to raise funds to support the Peninsula Library and Historical Society, and its goal is to establish a permanent long term funding foundation to supplement the library’s more traditional funding source. The original PLF board has had some impressive early successes: in the first full year of operation, more than $100,000 was raised. We are currently looking for additional ideas and support so we can keep the momentum going. Our ten-year goal is to raise at least $1,500,000. Please help support the PLF by downloading the contribution form.


Make a secure online donation to the Library Foundation today!

Give to the Peninsula Library Foundation

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Alternatively, you can print out our Contribution Form to accompany payment by check.

Leave a Legacy

In 2004, The PLF joined a national program called Leave a Legacy. This initiative is a campaign conducted by the National Committee on Planned Giving to inspire people like you to make charitable bequests. Bequests are just one type of “planned gift” – a gift that will be distributed sometime in the future – to a charity that is meaningful to you. Through Leave a Legacy, people who have made charitable bequests and other types of planned gifts share their experiences in the hope of encouraging others to give. For more informtion, please visit the Leave a Legacy web site.