Foundation Gifts

Annual Fund Campaign

Urbandale Library Foundation Donation Card

The Urbandale Public Library celebrated a birthday this year…10 years on 86th Street! A lot has happened over the years but the biggest revelation has been how much our community has come to rely on us. People are turning to the library for entertainment, educational opportunities and to search for jobs more than ever before. Here are a few staggering statistics that show just how much more…

  2000 Today
Number of Visitors…………………………  154,630   350,409
Number of Circulated Materials…………  361,698   714,973
Number of Computer Users………………  6,760    71,378


As you can see, ongoing funding is necessary to continue to provide important resources our community requires and to ensure the library remains strong for everyone. The Urbandale Public Library has been very fortunate to have had great support in the past. The Foundation received donations totaling over $29,000 last year which enabled us to maintain and enhance the library in many ways. Some areas funded by the Foundation over the past year include:

• Shared laptop lab
• Introduction of movies and popcorn
• 10 year anniversary celebration
• Support of the Library’s annual Pet Show
• The continuation of Teen Activity Night
• Numerous additions to the library media collection
• Book Page publications for patrons each month
• Sponsorship of the volunteer recognition luncheon

Please show your support by making a tax-deductible donation today. Your gift can be given directly to the Foundation or donated in memory or honor of a loved one.

Your contribution really does make a difference. We are grateful for any support you can give us.


Marlyn McKeen
Urbandale Public Library Foundation, Inc.