"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times

of no libraries." Anne Herbert
Ways to Contribute Any donation you make to the Foundation provides a tax benefit to you while offering exciting possibilities for the growth of the Sabine Parish Library system. Below are a few ways you can help:  Become a member of the Foundation  Become a member of the Friends of the Library and help raise funds.  Make a cash contribution in one lump sum or send a donation in installments through the Foundation’s pledge payment plan.  Donate securities, properties, or other assets.  Include the Foundation in your will  Consider making the Foundation a beneficiary on an insurance policy. If you need more information, about the Foundation membership, donations, and endowments, please call the Sabine Parish Librarian at 256-4150.

Sabine Parish Library

Our Mission The Sabine Library Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2005, exists to receive private funds to provide monies for buildings, materials, and services not otherwise available for the Sabine Parish Library system. In years past, public funds built, operated, and maintained good public libraries. Today, it requires additional funding from the private sector to make those existing good libraries great ones. The Sabine Library Foundation is the vehicle to attract and receive private contributions that can make the difference for public libraries in Sabine Parish.

"The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a library card." E. L. Doctorow.

Making a Good Library GREAT
Sabine Library Foundation

Member/Donor Name _________________________________ Address ____________________________________________ City/State___________________Zip _____________________ Phone ______________________________________________ E-mail _____________________________________________

Please send notification of donation to: Name______________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________ City/State___________________Zip _____________________

The Facts The Sabine Parish Library receives public funding from a dedicated local property tax; however, the amount generated from this tax is insufficient to build and maintain adequate library facilities. Louisiana libraries rank below the national average square footage per capital, and Sabine’s libraries rank below the Louisiana state average. Our Initial Goal The Foundation’s initial thrust will be the establishment of a Building Fund with the goal of financially assisting the Sabine Parish Library in its building projects. Donations made to the Building Fund provide for the Library’s space needs while keeping local taxes at a minimum. If you prefer to donate to a Named Endowment within the Foundation, the donated funds are held in trust with only the earned interest spent annually. These funds are spent only on materials and services established at the time the endowment is created.

Help Make a Difference A great way to honor the special people in your life is to donate to the Library Building Fund or to establish a Named Endowment in your honoree’s special area of interest. A donation to the Library Building Fund may be any amount you wish. An endowment may be established:  For the full amount of $1,000 or more in one donation  By family groups, friends, or members of an organization who have accumulated a total of $1,000 over a period of time.  By remembering the Library Foundation in your will, with a gift of $1,000 or more. When you join the foundation or make a donation, we give you a receipt for your taxdeductible contribution. As a member, you are also eligible to join the Friends of the Sabine Parish Library, the fundraising committee of the Foundation. A public record is kept of your Building Fund donation or your Named Endowment, and your honoree or a family member is notified of the gift.

Foundation/Friends of the Library Membership and Donation Form

 I wish to donate $______ in honor of/in memory of ____________________________________

Please choose type of gift:  Library Building Fund  New Named Endowment ($1,000 or more)  Add to previously established Named Endowment:____________________

 Enclosed are my annual membership dues: __Student $ 5.00 __Adult $10.00 __Family $25.00 __Business $25.00

Donations are tax deductible!

Make membership check payable to: Friends of the Sabine Parish Library Make donation check payable to: The Sabine Library Foundation Mail this form with check to: Sabine Parish Library, 705 Main St., Many, 71449 --or bring to the main library in Many to receive a free gift!

Library Square Footage PER CAPITA State average .31 Sabine Parish .18