November 12, 2021
Help MCPL and double your impact this Giving Tuesday! The Mid-Continent Public Library Foundation is raising funds to support MCPL’s Forever Book Fund, which allows Library staff to purchase “forever books” to be distributed to children who don’t have regular access to the Library.
Studies show that one of the biggest impacts on literacy rates is access to books in the home. Adding just one more book to a child’s home library can make a difference in their literacy skills and academic performance. In a perfect world, all 217,000 children in the MCPL district could regularly visit the Library. The reality is that thousands of those children may never visit a library or have books to call their own.
That’s why Mid-Continent Public Library comes to them through visits to classrooms, daycare centers, apartment complexes, and outreach events. MCPL staff give away more than 15,000 books annually to help children build their home libraries.
From now through Giving Tuesday on November 30, our partners at Children’s Plus Inc. and North American Savings Bank will match all donations to the Forever Book Fund dollar for dollar. Your gift is doubled, helping us deliver twice as many books to children in our community and make a lasting difference in their lives.
You can make your matched donation now at mymcpl.org/GivingTuesday.
-MCPL Fundraising and Development Department
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