Spring for Libraries

Annual Fundraising Campaign

East Central Regional Library is excited to announce our first annual fundraiser, Spring for Libraries, which will run April 1-30, 2022! 

Each branch of ECRL has put together a wish list of items or programs that will directly impact the patrons of their branch. Read more about each branch’s wish list and campaign goal below. 

100% of your donation stays within the library branch of your choosing, and will go toward the wish list items specified by that branch. 

Spring for Libraries Fundraiser graphic with flowers and books in a wagon

First annual Fundraising Campaign

Join us for our first annual spring fundraising campaign, Spring for Libraries!

For this campaign, each library branch within ECRL has chosen specific wish list items that will directly impact that library’s patrons. Read more about each branch’s wish list items and campaign goals below.

From April 1-30th, 100% of your donation will go directly toward the campaign goal of the library of your choosing. Wish list items will be purchased once campaign goals have been met. 

Donate in person at your library, or online to help your branch reach their goal!

East Central Regional Library Branch Wish Lists

Each branch of ECRL has chosen wish list items for which to raise money during our first annual Spring for Libraries fundraiser. View their wish lists and campaign goals below. For branches with two items on their wish list, donations will go toward funding item number one on their list first. Additional funds raised above and beyond campaign goal one will go toward campaign goal number two.

Aitkin

Wish List:

Outdoor Bike Repair Station

Campaign Goal:

$1,100- regular version

or

$2,140- deluxe version with pump and gauge

Standard outdoor bike repair station
Deluxe outdoor bike repair station

cambridge

Wish List:

Children’s items for the Discovery Room: sensory rugs, sensory boards, interactive play items, accessibility kits.

Campaign Goal:

$1,330

young child standing on a color sensory rug with pockets filled with colored water
children's accessibility kit with timer, sunglasses, fidget toys and manipulatives

chisago lakes

Wish List:

1. Children’s Program: Science Tellers

2. New Computer Chairs

Campaign Goal:

1. $700

2. $1,380

Combined Goal- $2,080

a young boy holds a container with dry ice as a scientist explains what is happening

hinckley

Wish List:

1. Reading Bench for the Children’s Area

2. Loveseat Lounge Seating

Campaign Goal:

1. $525

2. $1,235

Combined Goal- $1,760

A young boy and girl sitting on a reading bench with cubbies holding books
A 2 person loveseat with charging station built in

mcgregor

Wish List:

Lego Wall and Legos

Campaign Goal:

$500

Lego Wall with red, blue, and green panels
Yellow bucket of 607 piece Lego set

Milaca

Wish List:

Program: An Evening with a Storyteller/Photographer

Campaign Goal:

$400

Headshot photo of Steve Maanum wearing a blue sweater and standing next to a tree

mille lacs

Wish List:

New Computer Chairs with Casters

Campaign Goal:

$1,200

Blue computer chair

mora

Wish List:

Children’s Area Refresh: aesthetic improvements to the children’s area.

Campaign Goal:

 $750

A blue wall with three white frames and a comfy chair with check boxes reading: Paint, Decor, Accessories below

north branch

Wish List:

Teen Space Refresh: aesthetic improvements to the teen area.

Campaign Goal:

$750

A blue wall with three white frames and a comfy chair with check boxes reading: Paint, Decor, Accessories below

pine city

Wish List:

Outdoor Fountain for the Patio

Campaign Goal:

$440- outdoor fountain

Outdoor fountain with water cascading down a lit pyramid shape

princeton

Wish List:

Large Storytime Rug for the Children’s Area

Campaign Goal:

$640

colorful rug with the alphabet and graphics that go with each letter

rush city

Wish List:

Children’s Area Toys: Duplo table and blocks, Duplo plates, toy car set, and play mat.

Campaign Goal:

$450

Children's sized duplo blocks table with green and blue duplo panels
Children's area play mat with park, roads, and a bridge

sandstone

Wish List:

Furnishings and décor for the new library building opening this fall

Campaign Goal:

$1,000

A blue wall with three white frames and a comfy chair with check boxes reading: furnishings, Decor, Accessories below

wyoming

Wish List:

Summer Reading Program Prizes

Campaign Goal:

$500

Camp iRead Summer Reading program graphic with open book and a tent

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