Public, Society Benefit

Duluth Library Foundation

  • Duluth, MN
  • www.duluthlibraryfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Duluth Library Foundation is to raise private support to enhance the Duluth Public Library's capacity to provide programming and materials above the level provided by public funding, and to champion the Library's role in meeting community needs.

Main Programs

  1. Teen Anime & Manga Club (Library program)
  2. One Book, One Community (Library program)
  3. Fine Forgiveness (Library program)
  4. Drop & Give Me 20 Minutes of Reading Each Day!
  5. Reading to the Rhythm summer concerts (Library program)
Service Areas

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Minnesota

Duluth, MN, metro area.

ruling year

1995

Executive Director since 2011

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Ms. Patra Sevastiades

Keywords

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Fundraising for Duluth Public Library

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EIN

41-1696460

 Number

2541145102

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (W11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Teen Anime & Manga Club (Library program)

Afternoon monthly gathering for pre-teens and teens at the library, focusing on the theme of Japanese animation and graphic novels; attendees eat, play board games, create art, do crafts, talk about books and animation. Year-round.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,500

Program 2

One Book, One Community (Library program)

Annual springtime community-wide read throughout the Northland. Authors are sometimes invited to speak. Many different book-related programs involve local speakers, and various artistic programs are held related to the book theme.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,050

Program 3

Fine Forgiveness (Library program)

In 2015, individuals with overdue fines were helped to pay them down so that they could come back to the library and check out more materials. Library users made use of this very popular opportunity throughout June 2015.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$5,000

Program 4

Drop & Give Me 20 Minutes of Reading Each Day!

8 weeks of free theme children's literacy programs at the Miller Hill Mall: Read & Sing with a Princess, Read to a Dog, Monkey with a Notebook, Draw with an Artist, Play by the Book, Poet-Tree, Cars, Trucks & Trains, and a grand finale with prizes.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$2,900

Program 5

Reading to the Rhythm summer concerts (Library program)

Six weekly performances by bands or singing groups on the outdoor stage at the Library. Coffee and lemonade were provided. July 9 - August 9, 2015.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$2,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

Minnesota

Duluth, MN, metro area.

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DULUTH LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Duluth Library Foundation

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Executive Director

Ms. Patra Sevastiades

BIO

Patra earned her Bachelor of Arts at Barnard College and her Master's Degree at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She subsequently worked as a program manager in Washington, D.C., and an editor, then editorial director, in New York City. She is the author of six children's nonfiction books. Patra relocated to Duluth in 1999. She has been with the Foundation since 2011 in the capacity of development consultant. In 2015, she became executive director.

Patra has a passion for ideas and thus for the library. She views the library as an open door for all to broaden their perspective, deepen their understanding, and encounter the best ideas that humans have entrusted to words--an utterly democratic, limitless space in which to become one's best self. The library is a jewel in the community.


Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Dan D'Allaird (President)

Duluth Psychological Clinic

Term: Apr 2012 - Apr 2015

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