The Abilene Public Library is the most democratic of institutions. All persons in our community, rich and poor, young and old, and of all ethnic backgrounds, are able to enjoy the privileges of information access, entertainment and education which our library so richly provides. The Abilene Public Library has served our community well for more than 100 years. In this modern technological age, however, libraries must be able to offer new types of information and more programs and services than in the past. Meeting those needs requires more facilities, resources, and equipment than a tax base can provide.
Our taxes supply the basic library support, but in order to ensure excellence for present and future generations, the library needs gifts and grants from interested persons, companies and foundations to help it build on that base of support. It is for that reason that the Friends of the Library have established the Friends of the Abilene Public Library Agency Endowment Fund through the Community Foundation of Abilene. The purpose of this endowment is to provide a permanent source of funds that can be used for the library services and programs that our tax dollars cannot supply.
Creating a Gift
A gift or grant to the Friends of the Abilene Public Library Agency Endowment Fund is a way you or your organization can support our library. You may choose to dedicate your gift to the memory of a friend or relative. You may also honor special people or occasions. A letter announcing your gift will be sent to the person honored or to the family of the person memorialized. The amount of your gift will not be mentioned.
Catching the Vision
We hope you will catch the Friends' vision for a greater Abilene Public Library and support this endeavor with your contributions, grants, bequests and other forms of gifts. We thank you for your support of this Fund for the betterment of our public library.
For a printable contribution form, please go HERE.
For assistance in planning or making a contribution, please contact the Community Foundation of Abilene, (325) 676-3883.
Your gift is tax-deductible.
Checks should be made payable to:
APL Agency Endowment Fund
PO Box 1001
Abilene, TX 79604