Arts, Culture, and Humanities

St Louis County Library Foundation

  • St Louis, MO
  • foundation.slcl.org

Mission Statement

The St. Louis County Library Foundation is committed to enhance and enrich the Library's educational and cultural mission by securing financial support beyond public funding, sponsoring programs and special projects, and serving as a library ambassador.

The Foundation serves the residents of St. Louis County, Missouri, and visitors from municipalities outside the county, in the twenty St. Louis County Library branches and two institutes.

Main Programs

  1. Gift of Reading
  2. Read St. Louis
  3. Free new books to at risk children
  4. Author Series
  5. Teen Centers at Library Branches
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

The Foundation serves residents in the 90 municipalities and 10 unincorporated census-designated places in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Participants in some Foundation-sponsored programs are residents of other parts of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area and Combined Statistical Area. Attendees may reside in:
the City of St. Louis; Southern Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair (known collectively as the Metro East); and, Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, Warren, Washington, and a portion of Crawford County.

ruling year

2000

Assistant Director of Advancement

Self-reported

Mrs. Barbara Turkington

Keywords

Self-reported

Libraries, Early Childhood Literacy, Early Literacy, Emergent Literacy, Adult Continuing Education, Infant Development, Youth Development, At Risk youth, Adolescents, Education, Seniors, Digital

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EIN

43-1863977

 Number

0265255057

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In an ever changing, technologically driven society, literacy has never been more important. Public libraries are essential equalizers, providing access to every imaginable educational resource. The Foundation is committed to keeping our public libary strong and vibrant, thereby ensuring a brighter, more enlightened future. Libraries truly are the best kind of philanthropy.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Gift of Reading

The Gift of Reading Program, begun
in 2007, encourages at risk preschoolers to read in the library and
at home. It provides free, new books once a month to children
attending the
Library’s story time sessions at eight branches.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Read St. Louis

A colloaboration between the County and City Libraries to promote reading by featuring up to five books and authors who annually discuss their work and encourage the community to do the same.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 3

Free new books to at risk children

The Library Foundation provides free new books semi-annually in support of the Give Kids A Smile free dental clinic program operated by Delta Dental. Children whose parents lack health insurance are given a free book to promote literacy following their dental work at the clinic. Program serves more than 1,400 children each year.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 4

Author Series

The Foundation offers three different author series for adults and children, featuring many of the most popular writers/speakers in the world. Crowds range from 50 to nearly 2,000. These programs provide a platform to promote reading as well as publicize the many services and programs offered at the Library.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 5

Teen Centers at Library Branches

Providing safe, comfortable spaces for teens to gather, socialize and learn at Library branches is an ongoing program of the Foundation. The spaces are designed by teens for teens and include programming requested by the teens. Each teen space is unique. The teen centers are very popular.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

The Foundation serves residents in the 90 municipalities and 10 unincorporated census-designated places in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Participants in some Foundation-sponsored programs are residents of other parts of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area and Combined Statistical Area. Attendees may reside in:
the City of St. Louis; Southern Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair (known collectively as the Metro East); and, Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, Warren, Washington, and a portion of Crawford County.

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Funding Needs

New teen centers and children's spaces at library branches are available for funding with naming rights. Endowed funds to support the Gift of Reading and the various author series are also available.

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ST LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

St Louis County Library Foundation

Leadership

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Assistant Director of Advancement

Mrs. Barbara Turkington

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Maurice Quiroga

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?