Library Giving Day


Thank you for making it a great success | April 23, 2020

Submit Your #LibraryGivingDay Campaign Results

We’re hearing lots of success stories from libraries large and small across North America who have participated in the 2020 Library Giving Day.

The stories run the gamut. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with libraries across the continent having to shut their doors, organizations large and small worked hard to reach out to their communities for support.

The level of community engagement across libraries always varies, but a consistent theme has emerged — results have exceeded expectations!

Submit your campaign results online via We can’t wait to learn all about how you celebrated Library Giving Day, and the results or your efforts.

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!