Plan for #LibraryGivingDay 2020


Get involved and show your support for public libraries | April 23, 2020

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Navigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Library Giving Day 2020 Fundraising

News and information about coronavirus (COVID-19) changes daily. You’re probably concerned and confused about how to position fundraising around Library Giving Day or if you should be fundraising at all. Please check out the resources below to help you during this challenging time.

Carl Bloom Associates (CBA), along with other fundraising experts, have come up with quick tips for navigating fundraising during challenging times.

Listen to the Library Giving Day planning team with and three public library fundraising pros present Q&A webinar: Library Giving Day & COVID-19: Why You Should Continue Fundraising.

Two New FREE Email Downloads

We’ve created two new free email templates for use – with and without matching gift language – which have been updated to reflect the current fundraising climate impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Downloads contain zip file with HTML template and images used in layout.

What is Library Giving Day?

Library Giving Day started as an idea generated by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. The concept was to create a national day of giving that public libraries would rally around and that the public would embrace. So, Seattle Public Library partnered with their strategic library fundraising partner, Carl Bloom Associates, to turn the idea into a reality. As a result, this helpful website and its Campaign Tools are available to make #LibraryGivingDay a success.

As we know, public libraries are known for books and research materials, but they also offer many programs that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance our knowledge.

#LibraryGivingDay is a one-day fundraising event with the goal of encouraging people who depend on and enjoy public libraries to donate to their individual library system. And in turn, that support will go toward the incredible programs, services and materials provided by local libraries all over the country.

The day to celebrate #LibraryGivingDay is April 23, 2020. Join the movement, download the campaign tools and start planning. Together, we can make it a success!

Library Participation

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#LibraryGivingDay Campaign Tools

Your library is the most important part of making Library Giving Day a success. Therefore, we have put together campaign tools that will provide you with the resources you need to get started. Download, print, share and start planning your #LibraryGivingDay campaign today.

Endorsements and Partnerships

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Together, we can make it a success!