150th Anniversary Campaign

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Help us celebrate by making a gift to build access to EPL’s most valued programs and services

Since 1893 the Evanston Public Library has provided access to valuable ideas and resources, and we are working to achieve more equitable access. Today we strive to create a welcoming place for everyone in Evanston.

Join us this summer in our goal to raise $150,000. Help us mark our 150th anniversary with continued growth of the Library’s programs and services most valued by this community. Make your gift today!

Your gift to the 150th Campaign supports programs that build access and diversity…

…Programs like computer classes in Spanish, the Human Library, Summer Learning Reading and Engagement, and of course, the continued development of our diverse collection. 

  • ASE The Association for Black Storytellers
    Black Cultural Arts & Storytelling

Your gift makes a difference!

Join us as we center underrepresented voices in our community. Unrestricted support sustains and grows our most valued programs and services. All unrestricted donations made between April 15 and September 15, 2023, will be applied to the 150th Anniversary Campaign.

A one time gift or a monthly pledge helps us in so many ways. Here are a few examples of the impact of your unrestricted gift:

  • Girls holding the book "I Love My Hair"
    A gift of $10 can provide a book by an author with known underrepresented identities to give to a child during a Library summer pop-up

Join the campaign and make your gift now

About your donation

As we consider the exciting possibilities for the Library’s future, we must face the reality of our financial sustainability. EPL is funded at about half the amount of our neighboring libraries.

2021 IPLAR graph

Donations to the Evanston Public Library are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Your donation provides general support to the Library. The possibilities are endless, but our resources are not. We hope you’ll consider making a gift today — we need your support. Make your donation a recurring gift and spread your Library Love across the whole year!

Together, we are the Library. Thank you!

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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