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The Mission

The mission of the Wichita Public Library Foundation is to provide a mechanism through which interested persons can provide funding and support for the Wichita Public Library System. It is anticipated that financial support will be provided primarily for the purchase of books and other library materials for the Wichita Public Library. 

Welcome to the Library Foundation

The Library Foundation was founded in 1987 as a public/private partnership following severe budget cuts by the City of Wichita. A mission of advocacy, fundraising and building relationships began with $89,000 in estate gifts and contributions. Over $12.2 million in grants, donations and endowment income has been made available to the Library in support of programs and materials collections over the past 30 years. Today, the Foundation continues to support Library services which benefit our community.



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