Happy Holidays

2016 was a GREAT year thanks to you and your support!

From early learning to lifelong learning, job training resources to family reading programs and community entertainment—libraries transform lives! Consider making a gift today to continue all of these educational programs in 2017.Did you know…

…155 students received 1-to-1 college application assistance through LaunchPad during 2015-2016? All received multiple college acceptances! (www.fwplf.org/launch-pad)

…distance learning programming in the Sid W. Richardson Discovery Theatre brought Library programs with TEKS learning objectives to 4,700 rural students discussing folktales, choices of pets or pirates?

…parents and children ages 6-10 and 3-5 are reading and learning together through discussion of books and their messages of honesty and perseverance through Families Reading Together? 100 families this year! (www.fwplf.org/families-reading-together)

…the Children’s Author program brought Crystal Allen and Woody Kuon to more than 2,000 students this year? More than 41,000 students have participated in the program since 1997. (www.fwplf.org/childrens-author-series)

…adults who want to improve their English spent more than 1,500 hours with volunteer tutors in 2015-16 through Priority Literacy program? (www.fwplf.org/priority-literacy/)

…3rd Thursday Jazz concerts held monthly May-September at the Central library drew more than 2,500 people downtown?
…all these programs are free? Yes, FREE, thanks to your support!

Your gift to the Library Foundation supports programs like these. Your generous support provides resources for initiatives that enhance lives and enrich the social and economic fabric of our community.

Jacob D. Smith                        Leslie Oliver
Chairman                        President & CEO