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Our 2017 Membership Drive Goals
Status as of Year-End 2017
 

Goal 1: 80 Members 

 

Goal 2: $6,000 total contributions

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 Our 2018 Membership Drive Goals 

Goal 1: 60 Members 

 

Goal 2: $5,000 total contributions

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 Two Online Methods for Donating

Donate via PayPal. Just click on the below button and use your Credit or Debit card to donate to the Friends. You do not need to have your own PayPal account to do this. Note that your contribution will be reduced by a 2.2% + $0.30 fee.

Donate when purchasing on Amazon.  Shop on Amazon at smile.amazon.com, select Lassen County Friends of the Library as your charity of choice, purchase items designated as "eligible for AmazonSmile donation" anf the Amazon Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Friends. Clicking on the below button will take you directly to the AmazonSmile site.

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Who We Are and What We Do 

The Lassen County Friends of the Library is a group of people who value the Lassen Library and the services it provides to the community and who have joined together to do what we can to give the community the best library possible. 

Our mission is to stimulate public awareness for the Lassen Library through community advocacy activities and to provide financial, material and volunteer support for the Library's programs, services and facility. 

Membership Information 

The group has a tri-tier membership structure with annual membership fees as listed below. Membership is assigned according to the calendar year in which the membership fee is received. Print a PDF of the membership application form or obtain one at the library.

Individual Member............$20
Family Member ................$50
Benefactor Member.........$100

Membership Benefits:  All members will receive a Member ID Card, an annual Newsletter each February, a 10% discount on purchases of books and other items made available by the Friends and the Library. Benefactor members will also receive a Friends of the Library tote bag.

Membership is not a requirement to donate to the Friends. The Friends accepts monetary donations other than membership fees from all who wish to contribute. The Friends receives revenues from grants that the group applies for on behalf of the library. Except for an extremely low percentage of administrative costs all revenues collected eventually are channeled to the Lassen Library. As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, all donations to the Friends are tax deductible to the extend allowed by law.

How We Spend Your Donations 

Past contributions to the library have been used to purchase books, pay magazine and e-book subscriptions, contribute to the purchase of children's computers and software, provide matching funds for grant applications, help with building maintenance projects and provide resources in support of the library's programs such as the Summer Reading Program. Since 2006 we have donated the following amounts to these areas:

Books............................. $16,880
Furnishings/Facility ..........  $9,960
Technology ...................... $5,555
Magazines ......................  $5,525
Programming ..................  $5,470

Our 2017 Financials Statement

Revenues - $3,900.55

Expenses - $7,449.56

Membership fees - - - $1,680.00

Computer Upgrades - - - $1,319.77

No-Bake Sale - - - $681.00

Meeting Room Tables - - - $1,888.00

Walmart Grant (2017) - - - $750.00

Jr Library Guild subscription - - - $1,200.00

Book Sales - - - $115.25

Magazine Subscriptions - - - $423.81

Other Donations - - - $674.30 Summer Reading - - - $993.98
  Administrative Costs - - - $124.00 

 

 When We Meet 

The Friends of the Library conducts quarterly meetings at the library at 2 p.m. on the first Thursday in the months of February, May, August and November. Special meetings can be called and will be announced in a timely manner before the meeting. The public is invited and encouraged to attend all meetings - membership is not required to attend.

Our Founding and Official Documents

By Laws
Articles of Incorporation 
IRS 501(c)3 Application
IRS 501(c)3 Designation Letter
CA Tax Exemption Letter
CA Registry of Charitable Trusts Renewal (Form RRF-1)
CA Statement of Information (Form SI-100)
Federal Tax Returns (Form 990-N) for  20132014201520162017  
CA Tax Returns (Form 199N) for  20132014201520162017