Thank you to our Give Ozarks Day donors!

The Library Foundation Board of Directors sincerely thanks each and every one of you who donated to the Annie Busch Fund for Early Literacy over the past 24 hours! Every gift of every size will have an impact on the future of our children through the Library District’s signature “Racing to Read” early literacy programs.

Thanks to you, we met and exceeded our $5,000 endowment challenge grant, and now have an endowment fund that will provide grants in perpetuity for early childhood education throughout our 10-branch Library District and its many outreach locations.

Thanks also to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and all of the sponsors who made this event possible. And thank you to all the media outlets who participated, especially KY3 and Shayla Patrick for their excellent coverage of our Yoga, Doughnuts and Dough-nations on Tuesday morning, and the News-Leader for including us prominently in their coverage of Give Ozarks.

If you missed making an online donation on Tuesday and would still like to contribute, we can accept gifts online at or in person at any library branch. Please mark on the online form or on your check that the donation is for the “Annie Busch Fund for Early Literacy.” Donations received on or before Thursday, May 7, at 3 p.m. will be turned in and counted in our donation totals for Give Ozarks 2015.

Again, thank you – donors like you make all the difference!