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“There are some places you love with your heart, and there are some places that you love with your mind – the places that you love with both are called ‘libraries.’”  Frank Delaney

Thank you to our Supporters & Community Partners! Click here to see our list of donors & partners.

What is Library Giving Day? 

Library Giving Day is April 7, 2021.

The Library Giving Day campaign is a concept dedicated to growing philanthropic support for libraries across the nation as part of National Library Awareness Week. It was conceived by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and piloted in 2019. This first-ever Library Giving Day helped participating libraries raise a collective $737,000!

As you know, CCPL is known for our books and research materials, but we also offer many programs and services that promote lifelong learning and literacy, connect our patrons to technology, and advance our knowledge. #LibraryGivingDay is a one-day fundraising event with the goal of encouraging our community and library lovers everywhere to donate to CCPL and help us to continue to bring incredible programs, services and materials to Charles County.

This year, CCPL is joining over 300 libraries across the country to participate in Library Giving Day 2021, and we are asking for your support to help us get 50 donations on this day of giving.

What will your support help us do?

  • Greatest Need | Support Us in Areas of Our Greatest Need

  • Programming | Help Us Expand & Sustain Virtual Programming

    • Purchase of materials to provide hands-on STEM programming

    • Secure additional speakers and authors for educational sessions and author visits

    • Support new programming partnerships to educate community on timely & relevant needs

  • Technology | Help Us Bridge the Digital Divide in Charles County

    • Supplement cost of data for Mobile Hotspots in circulation

    • Acquire additional Chromebooks for checkout in community

    • Add Playaway Devices into circulation to help provide technology to those without connectivity

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Support our campaign to help CCPL grow our Hotspot collection for the community.

Your Support Makes a Difference

Supporting the Charles County Public Library makes a local and lasting impact on the Charles County community. When you donate to CCPL, you make it possible for us to provide opportunities to engage, discover, and learn through free and equal access to information, technology, and programming that connects everyone. Your donations help the library:

  • Expand & Sustain Virtual Programming  
    • We continually evolve and expand our virtual and in-person programs, services, and outreach to provide Charles County with new opportunities for learning. Our partnerships with other libraries across Maryland and several organizations in our community allows us to present new and unique programs that teach valuable skills, expose our community to new information and subject matter, as well as providing a source of free entertainment. 
  • Bridge the Digital Divide in Charles County  
    • The library has long since been a reliable source for technology including providing computer access, WiFi and Mobile Hotspots. Especially during COVID-19 and extreme times of need, we have recognized the importance of access to technology to ensure remote learning, remote work, and connection to entertainment.
  • Ensure Lifelong Literacy in the Community  
    • CCPL helps to teach an early love of reading, as well as provides programming and resources that encourage the pursuit of literacy among all ages.
  • Broaden Physical & Digital Collections
    • The library will continue to be a reliable and trustworthy source of information within Charles County. We strive to provide the community with a connection to information, an extensive collection of library materials, and digital resources and databases they would not otherwise have access to. 

A donation of ANY amount helps us to:

  • expand the number of various digital platforms (i.e. Zoom and Crowdcast) which allows us to provide additional virtual programming
  • increase the number of Chromebooks AND unlimited data wireless hotspots that can be made available to families without connectivity
  • broaden youth literacy through the addition of childhood education programs and the growth of the Summer and Winter Reading Programs
  • increase the number of Hoopla digital checkouts available to the community
  • and much, much more!

How can you help make a difference?

It’s easy and secure to make a donation directly to CCPL. Click here or on the Donate button at the top of this page to make a one-time or recurring donation. Your gift is tax deductible and will help us to bring lifelong learning to Charles County.

Donate By mail

Checks can be made out to Charles County Public Library and sent to:

Charles County Public Library
Attn: Development Manager
2 Garrett Avenue
La Plata, MD 20646

When you support CCPL, you receive recognition as a CCPL donor on our website, in our e-newsletters, and our annual report, recognizing your contribution. Donors will receive an emailed gift acknowledgement and tax receipt from Charles County Public Library.

Questions?

Contact: Lee Greely, Development Manager

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