Our efforts to raise $1 million toward the new Library and Community Center is an unprecedented fundraising achievement for our small community. There are still opportunities to make an impact. Our goal is to invest in the best possible facility that we can build now and will use for decades.
We recognize that different people have different means. Please know that whatever the amount, we appreciate your support of the New Library and Community Center. Together we will get this done.
- Really love your library? Please consider a larger gift pledged over five years.
- Ask about naming opportunities to support something specific in the new Library and Community Center. Various naming opportunities are available for both large and small areas. A naming opportunity plaque is an excellent way for a business or extended family group to be known in the community as a library supporter.
- Consider other ways to give like a gift of stock or inquire if your company makes matching gifts.
Several library fundraising initiatives are being led by volunteers.
- Belleville High School Alumni - Mailings have gone out to high school classes challenging them to collectively raise $75,000. Each class that raises $5,000 will be listed on a plaque in the Local History and Genealogy Area of the new library. Alumni are urged to give at least the amount of the year you graduated (for example, $78 for 1978) or pledge that amount for four years. Read the letter.
- Belleville's Exceptional Men - In response to the success of the 100 Extraordinary Women fundraiser, Village President Roger Hillebrand has challenged Belleville's men to raise funds for computers for the new library by donating $1000 over five years.
- Agriculture Initiative - Efforts are underway to honor Belleville’s agricultural heritage through sponsorship of the Children’s Area. The focus will be to present a real world connection to agriculture, offer hands-on learning about the science and technology involved in today’s agribusiness, and develop an appreciation of the impact agriculture has on daily life. A custom mural by world-renowned Wisconsin artist Larry Schultz will feature images of family farms and agribusinesses.
Make a gift or pledge.
All gifts are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be issued by Madison Community Foundation, our building fund holder. Madison Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
Have questions? Contact Library Director Bronna Lehmann at (608) 424-1812.