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Quad City Storm Fundraiser!

The Bettendorf Public Library Foundation has partnered with the Quad City Storm for a fundraising night you don't want to miss! Join us on Saturday, December 22nd as the Quad City Storm host the Peoria Riverman! The game has been dubbed Princess & Pirate Night, so be sure to come in costume! As part of this special occasion, we have an area of premium tickets available to take in a hockey game and have some fun! $8 of every ticket will go back to the Foundation to support the Library, as well as its projects and services. We will also be fundraising during the Chuck A Puck contest the night of the game. Purchase your tickets now!

Kelinson Room Receives Audio Visual Upgrade Thanks to SCRA Grant

The Bettendorf Public Library Foundation would like to thank the Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA) for their generous grant of $7,013 to install new audio visual equipment in the Kelinson Room of the Bettendorf Public Library. This upgrade will allow the Library to increase access in meeting and programming space for the hearing impaired by offering state-of-the-art amplification.  It also helps to reconfigure the space from a standard, inflexible classroom style to a multi-use area, as well as relieves usage of a first-floor meeting room adjoining the Youth Services area. The audio visual upgrade is part of a larger Kelinson room renovation.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide.  Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s Giving Tuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back. 

The Bettendorf Public Library Foundation is taking part to raise money to support, enhance, and preserve Bettendorf Public Library programs and services. We support the Library through projects and services, activities to advance reading and learning, and special programs that enrich the lives of children, families, seniors and new readers. While tax dollars allow the Library to buy materials and keep the building open, it is only through private gifts that innovative new programs and services to meet the community's changing needs can be developed and implemented. The Library Foundation strives to ensure that the Bettendorf Public Library can continue to meet the needs of the community, today and tomorrow.

Funds raised will go toward the Youth Summer Reading Program, the Discovery Fair, the Summer Concert Series, Global Gathering, and various other library programs and projects. If you would like to donate to our Giving Tuesday campaign you can follow us on Facebook where we will post updates on the campaign or you can click the donate button above or send a check made out to the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation at 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722.