Join us for our 2nd Annual Fundraiser at River Bluff Brewing on Friday, October 25 from 5 – 7 pm.  The cost is $20 and includes beer, snacks, and a limited edition Books Beers and Boos pint glass.  Pay in advance or at the door.  Only the first 100 to either reserve in advance or arrive that evening will get the pint glass.  Reserve your pint glass in advance by emailing or calling 232-4038.

Come to the East Hills Library on Saturday, October 26 a 2 pm for “The Legend of Dracula with Dawn Terrick.”  Ms. Terrick is an Advanced Instructor of English at MWSU, and the English Department’s literary monster expert and she will be discussing the classic, Dracula by Bram Stoker.


The next meeting of the Foundation will be Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12:15, at the East Hills Library.


Board Members

Kathy Hill Bahner, Secretary
Susan Campbell
Kristina Hannon
Steve Huff
Sharon Kosek, President
LeeAnn Leonard
Bill McMurray
Brian Myers
Gary Myers, Vice President
Amy Ryan
Ralph Schank, Treasurer
Ingrid Woodbury

The St. Joseph Public Library Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization promoting private donations to ensure the library’s growth toward excellence. The Board meets quarterly.

Help the Foundation create an endowment to:

      • Enhance library services
      • Augment library resources
      • Contribute to capital resources

Recent donations to the library include:
– Donating $10,000 to the library system for the purchase of popular books.
– Paying for a $45,000 upgrade to the audiovisual equipment in the theater at the East Hills Library.
– Providing funding for the Downtown branch to become certified as the first Family Place Library™ in Missouri.

The St. Joseph Public Library serves the community as a center for information, recreation, culture and education.  From babies to retirees, students to business owners, people from all segments of the community come to the St. Joseph Public Library to find practical answers, to develop talents, to stretch the imagination and simply to enjoy the beautiful facilities.

Your Contribution makes a difference.

Your donation to the Foundation helps to provide a basis of perpetual support to the St. Joseph Public Library.  Donations will be listed here and in the library’s newsletter.  Credit card donations are accepted via PayPal on the website.  Please contact Mary Beth Revels at 816-232-7729 or if you prefer a personal visit.

Levels of Giving:
Advocate: $1,000 +
Steward: $500 – $999
Partner: $250 – $499
Builder: $100 – $249
Hero: $25 – $99
Helper: $24 & under

Current Year Donations:
Advocate: The Moya Family Foundation
Advocate in Memory of Laura Hutton: Thomas R. Wall, IV; Jody & Doug Hutton; David Riggs; Diane LaFollette
Steward in Memory of Laura Hutton: Kendall Randolph; Susan & Robert Tobin; Jeannette & David Holland
Steward: Steven & Brenda Zwaschka
Partner in Memory of Laura Hutton: Cheryl & Tim Knapp
Partner: Steve Goldring & Bob Wennersten; Mary Ann Bibens; Jeff & LeeAnn Leonard
Builder In Memory of Laura Hutton: Leslie Saverino; Judy & Craig Hutton; Leila D. Hicks; Lisa Logan; Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel; Veleda Riggs; Judith Donohoe-Hutton & Craig Hutton; Tim Knapp Construction
Builder: Dave & Linda Berger; Dr. Sharon G. Kosek; Alison & Keith Schieber; Dick & Mignon DeShon in honor of Kathryn Hill Bahner; John & Ali Wray; Bob Orr in memory of Pamela Orr; Lorene Walker in memory of Mary Linda Seippel and in honor of Jean Duggar; Mary O’Loughlin; Richard A. Nolf; Charles & Marie Puett; Jerry & Sandra Mogg in honor of Nancy Edwards
Hero: In Memory of Laura Hutton: Linda & Joseph Sweeney; Andrea & Daniel Tarlas; Kathleen Young; Alicia Justice; Roseann & Bill Mytton; Carolyn & John Clemens; Fred Beason; Sharon & Larry Kosek; Suzie Dunaway; Deborah & Thomas Musser; Julia & Paul Horne; Loah & Don Stallard; Sally & Michael Pickard;  Mary Stallard; Madeleine Sanders; Robert Rosenthal Family; Rick & Jacque Beaver; Mike & Cathie Wayman; Brian & Mary Pat Hewitt; Kathy Yanuck Wenger; Jeanne Meyer
Hero: Sue & David Lichliter; Jeannine Glise in memory of Wyllis Glise; Larry & Linda DeShon; Bob Douglass in memory of Anne Parkinson Douglass; Steve & Rhoda McAllister; Kathryn Tootle in memory of Jack Tootle; Dr. Elizabeth Latosi-Sawin in memory of John & Gertrude Latosi; Marcia Rogers; Donna Jean Boyer in memory of Mary Ann Stinson; Donald & Loah Stallard; Diane Delaney; Rosan Bowers in memory of James & Mildred Bowers; Mary Maker; Susanne & Bernd Eichenmueller
Helper: Irene Karkoski; Clyde Weeks; Jackie Moore; Mark & Kelly Tighe; Charlotte Danbury in memory of Lois D. Murray.

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