Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation
A Non-Profit Organization for the benefit of the Rockaway Township Public Library
Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation seeks new Members.
If there is one thing the Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation would like residents to know, it’s this: Tax dollars cannot support all of the needs and upgrades the Library desires.
“Public funding covers the costs of books, materials and operations that make our library good, but it’s with the help of the Foundation that we can become great,” Scott Davan, the Library’s Director said.
The Foundation was created nearly 10 years ago, and runs an annual fundraising campaign focusing on the capital improvement needs of the Library.
Among the many projects the Foundation has helped finance include the Quiet Study Room, media renovations to the meeting room, new furniture for the Adult Department, and assistance with the Children’s Room Renovation.
Library Director Scott Davan said “many of the recent upgrades to the Library would not be possible without the group’s support.”
As a nonprofit organization the Foundation can solicit and accept tax-free donations and then pass them on to the library. The donor gets a tax break, and the public then gets whatever it is the money buys for them and their children.
The Foundation is presently seeking new members to sit on its Board and committees to help reinvigorate its pursuits now that the restrictions of Covid-19 are lifting. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation please contact the Library’s Director, Scott Davan at 973-627-2344 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation please visit https://www.rtlibrary.org/foundation.
The Mission of the Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation, a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization, is to support an excellent library system at the Rockaway Township Public Library by generating private sector funding and other funding. The Foundation will solicit, receive and administer gifts which will be used primarily for a) establishing an Endowment; b) funding capital improvements; and c) underwriting certain non-operating library enhancements outside the scope of the municipality-funded budget. All funds raised by the Foundation will be solely for the benefit of the Rockaway Township Public Library.
Anticipated projects ongoing currently and in the future that will enhance the use of the library by and for the patrons.
Main Library Projects:
- Enclosed quiet study area – Complete!
- Renovate the bathrooms
- New computers
- New furniture
- Enlarge the children’s room by moving the YSO wall
Hibernia Annex Projects:
- New carpets
- Painting the interior
- New furniture
Please consider making a donation to the Rockaway Township Public Library Foundation.
All Donations Are Tax Deductible