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WHAT WE FUND

New Library in Woodland fund by FVRLFoundation from back
Woodland Library - Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation Lobby
Woodland library project - FVRLFoundation

BUILDING CAMPAIGNS

What we fund: New Woodland Community Library

The project is endorsed and co-sponsored by The State of Washington.

Seal of Washington - FVRLFoundation Sponsor

Woodland Library Found by FVRLFoundation from back

Invest in the Woodland Community Library located at:
411 Lakeshore Avenue Woodland WA 98674

The project will include a new 7,500 +/- square foot public library in Woodland, Washington that will become a community hub where people can gather to learn new things, engage with others, and feel a sense of community. Our goal in building a bigger, better library in Woodland is to create a facility that will serve the needs of the community and strengthen the sense of community in Woodland. It is our hope that this library will be a place where everyone feels welcome and can find something that will benefit their lives.

"Our current facility is in need of expansion. The expansion would provide more space for children, adult, and community programs. I encourage you to continue building financial support from those in and around our community on the construction of a new Woodland library."

- Will Finn, Former Mayor, City of Woodland

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What we fund: FVRL Foundation was pleased to participate in fundraising to bring a new library to the City of Ridgefield that opened its doors July 9, 2021.

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Ridgefield Library Fund by FVRLFoundation

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

What we fund: FVRL’s annual Summer Learning Program (Summer at Your Library) is designed to support student success and reach youth with established needs all while getting books into the hands of those at risk.  It’s the goal of Summer at Your Library to nurture learning, strengthen communities and encourage library participation.

By securing community sponsors, FVRL Foundation raises funds to provide incentives so that every participant can choose at least one book as part of the challenge, as well as incentives to encourage participation and completion of the challenges and experiential learning activities.

Impact of Summer at Your Library 2022
Over 7,200 books were given to children in the summer of 2022, approximately 2,500 of which were distributed through outreach with community partners, many of which work with systemically marginalized populations.

What we fund: FVRL’s annual Teen Imagined Ink program attracts teen writers throughout the district to engage with readers and libraries in a unique way. FVRL Foundation provides funding for prizes and incentives for participants and the winners.

Impact of Teen Ink in 2022
247 entries were received for the 2022 contest. Winners and runners-up were selected from four branches, awarded gift cards, and published in a collected eBook.

What we fund: The Experience Pass program provides registered Library patrons with the ability to access local partner attractions for free, one visit to each attraction annually. Access to these passes provides district residents with a convenient and affordable way to explore more of what our communities have to offer.

Funding from FVRL Foundation is used to offset some of the cost for the passes for FVRL patrons.

Impact of Experience Passes in 2022
Currently, FVRL partners with twelve organizations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington with the hopes of adding three to five more in the upcoming year. In 2022, nearly 650 passes to these attractions were distributed to FVRL’s patrons.

What we fund: An annual district-wide community reads event that is designed for adults to engage with a topic of revolutionary importance. Generally, the events associated with the program include an author visit and presentation, as well as a number of book discussion groups, both in person and virtual. The goal is to engage adults in the entire district to share a reading experience with each other while raising the visibility of the library in our community as a premier cultural destination.

FVRL Foundation provides the funds for purchasing copies of the books for all interested adults in FVRL’s service area for distribution through the branch libraries.

Impact of Revolutionary Reads in 2022
The 2022 feature was the 2021 Washington State Non-Fiction Book Award Winner Alone Together: Love, Grief and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, edited by Washington State author Jennifer Haupt. Highlights of the program included a panel discussion featuring several contributing authors, hosted virtually on FVRL’s YouTube platform. Staff also hosted seven book discussion programs in a mix of virtual and in-person events.

Every other year What we fund: FVRL hosts a bookmark contest that offers a chance to showcase young artists throughout the district. The goal of the contest is to build creative confidence, encourage active and positive engagement with the library, and provide opportunities to engage with patron art throughout the year.

Printing of the bookmarks and prizes for the winners (including a kit of age-appropriate art supplies to encourage further creativity) is paid for by FVRL Foundation through funds raised through donations and community sponsors.

Impact of the Bookmark Contest in 2022
Approximately 270 patrons (K–12) participated with winners in five age categories were chosen from throughout the district. Winning bookmarks have been available in the library branches and at outreach events ever since.

WE WOULDN’T BE WHERE WE ARE WITHOUT PEOPLE’S INVOLVEMENT

FVRLFoundation Volunteer Support

Volunteer Support

Volunteers are an essential part of the Library’s success and we are honored to provide recognition and support for the wonderful people who give freely of their time to assist in our libraries.

Funding from FVRL Foundation covers the eCoordinator software license, volunteer background checks, and volunteer receptions events.

Staff Support

Both FVRL and the Foundation would be nothing without our people. The goal is to recognize those that do exceptional work while helping the different parts of the district feel like a more comprehensive group, all while helping to create a positive work environment and boost morale.

FVRL Foundation is pleased to assist FVRL in showing employees appreciation and helping them feel valued through providing funds that cover several awards that honor and recognize staff for a job well done.

FVRLFoundation Staff Support