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Library Foundation - The Library


The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation

exists to enrich the lives of individuals in our community by contributing financial and organizational support for library facilities, programs and services which are accessible and free to people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Library Foundation is the private fund-raising arm of the Library which provides supplemental resources beyond those available through the Library’s budget from the public sector (City of Coeur d’Alene) to enhance excellence and responsiveness to community need.

2020 Board of Directors
Brenna McCrummen – President
Sarah McVey – Vice President
Lisa Chesebro – Secretary
Heather Twidt – Treasurer

Ben Drake
Susan Nipp
Pam Pratt
Raquel Ramage
Mary Sanderson
Jean Sweetapple

Holly Stetson – Foundation Manager

Address:  702 E. Front Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814
The Library Foundation office is located on the lower (park side) level of the CdA Library
Phone:  208-769-2380   Email:


Novel Destinations

Community members are invited to present photo presentations about interesting trips they have taken.  Scheduled in the Community Room and shown on the large screen, these one hour programs usually take place from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  midweek.  If you or someone you know have taken an interesting trip you’d be willing to share, please contact the Library Foundation office at 208-769-2380 to schedule!

Mudgy and Millie

Read the book, walk the trail, come to the birthday party, join the fun!  Author Susan Nipp and Sculptor Terry Lee will autograph your book and sing along with Mudgy and Millie.  See your favorite moose and mouse ride in their special “MudgyMobile” in community parades!  For information on upcoming events, go to  or search Facebook for Mudgy and Millie.

Memorials and Tributes

Leave a gift that will keep on giving in honor of friends and loved ones.

Annual Contributions

Join the Love Your Library Society by contributing $100 or more annually to support the work of the Library Foundation.

Major Gifts/Bequests – Endowment

Gifts and bequests given to the Endowment fund remain intact as principal to be invested. As the fund grows, earnings from the principal become an ongoing source of funding that will ensure the growth and advancement of the Library for future generations. These gifts are restricted and money cannot be used for immediate purposes.

Donor Recognition Library Card Plaque: Engraved 3’’x5’’ brass plaques displayed throughout the library. $100
Dollar-a-Day: Supports life-long learning opportunities for 1000 people a day in our community.  $365
Hand-painted book bindings: Made by local artists Allen and Mary Dee Dodge, these books are a great way to honor a friend, family member or beloved pet. Or buy one collectively with your book club!  $500
Coeur of the Community Wall: Located at the base of the staircase, this piece holds book plaques inscribed with donor names in various sizes and patinas.

Novel Collection- $1000         Best Sellers- $2500        Classics – $5000       Legacy Volumes- $7500

Louise Shadduck Legacy Wall: This historic legacy opportunity is available to all families, organizations or businesses in the community. Names are etched in stone and displayed with a unique photographic collage depicting the history of Idaho legend (and library champion) Louise Shadduck’s life. A  special touch-screen computer kiosk providing information and photos about YOUR family or business accompanies this prestigious collection in the Community Room of the library. $10,000 – May be paid over a 5 year period. (only 4 spaces remain!)

Holly Stetson, Foundation Manager
Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation
702 E Front Ave
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814