Champaign Public Library Foundation & Champaign Public Library Friends

Girls at Mark Morris dance program

A combination of strong public and private support will help us do all we can to make Champaign a great place to live.

From July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, private gifts to the Champaign Public Library Foundation and proceeds from the FriendShop bookstore and Friends' membership dues supported:

  • CU Reading community-wide reading program
  • Ready, Set, Read! early literacy initiative
  • Reading program for grades 3 and 4 at Robeson Elementary School
  • Choose Civility initiative 
  • Visit by P. M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility
  • Zinio digital magazine collection
  • Summer reading game for kids and teens
  • Juneteenth, Family Reading Night, and author Kimberla Lawson Roby at the Douglass Branch Library
  • In Concert at CPL music series
  • Battle of the Books competition for children
  • Teen events
  • General collections, eBooks, and teen books
  • Lifelong Learners @ the Library, refreshments

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Annual Report 2012-13  |  July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013

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Library Foundation Board of Directors

Edith Ann Stotler, President
J. Barry Brindley, Vice President
Mark Ballard, Treasurer
Marilyn Whittaker, Secretary
Judy Argentieri
Wesley W. Curtis
Lynnette Dodds
Ken Gunji
Paula Kaufman
Ed Kelly
Jan Kiley
Annette Lansford
Lott H. Thomas
Mary P. White

Library Friends Board of Directors

Allan Steinberg, President
Berta Lewin, Vice President
Cheryl Bullock, Secretary
Linda Langston, Treasurer

Louise Allen
Linda Bantz
Bob Blissard
Ann Campbell
Beez Gordon
Theresa Hannah
Katharine Jones
Maxine Kaler
Laura Littell
Warren Wessels

As of June 30, 2013