November 15 is National Philanthropy Day. Inspired by attorney and philanthropist Doug Freeman and established by Presidential Proclamation in 1986, this is a day to recognize the contributions of individuals and organizations that donate time and resources to the community. You don’t have to look far to find people to appreciate or a place to go if you’re inspired to philanthropy yourself - just turn to our Friends of the Library!
The Friends of the Chandler Public Library is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization of dedicated library advocates who cooperatively support and sponsor many of the Library’s programs, services and events. City funds can only go so far. Through community support, the Friends make our great library even better.
Support for the Friends has enabled us to:
• Partner with schools to support the Read to Succeed tutoring program to ensure first graders have the literacy skills needed for school success.
• Engage school-age children, teens and the maker community with STEAM programming.
• Continue strong annual support of the Summer Reading Challenge, children’s events and adult cultural programming.
Libraries may survive with public funds, but it’s with private gifts that they flourish. If you’re inspired to help your community by helping the Friends, there are several ways you can do it. Shop our Used Book Sale at the Downtown Chandler Library. (Sunset Library’s book sale is temporarily suspended.) Shop our online book sale at Amazon. Make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends. Or become a volunteer. Chandler Public Library is better because of you!