This program to sponsor Little Free Libraries is limited in nature and may be withdrawn at any time. An application for such a sponsorship does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
We limit the program to one sponsorship per neighborhood, in order to maximize the benefit of the program.
The Friends of the Richardson Public Library are not responsible for the assembly or installation of the Library. Following local codes (either municipal or HOA) is the responsibility of the group(s) that installs the Library.
The organization accepting the sponsorship must commit to assembling and installing the kit within 60 days, unless written permission to extend this period is granted by the Friends. In short, please do not apply for a sponsorship if you don’t already know who is going to build it and where it will be installed. Kits that are not assembled and installed in a timely fashion must be returned to the Friends.
The Friends of the Richardson Public Library is not responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the Library or for the books inside, after our initial contribution of a starter set of books.
Acceptance of a Friends of the Richardson Public Library Little Free Library sponsorship affirms that your organization accepts the following conditions:
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The Friends of the Richardson Public Library
The Friends of the Richardson Public Library, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, is a service organization dedicated to the mission of helping the Richardson Public Library and its staff be a critical educational and cultural resource for the City and its broader service area. The FOL accomplishes its mission both through direct gifts to the Library and through service-focused activities. These gifts and services enable the Library to go “over and above” its budget to be able to deliver superior services to the residents of the City of Richardson, the Richardson Independent School District, and the Library’s multi-county service area.
The FOL “recycles” tens of thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, and other material each year, raising thousands of dollars for the Library while keeping valuable printed and electronic media out of the landfill. The FOL participates in or partially funds community activities, such as the Wildflower! Festival, Trash Bash, the annual Christmas Parade, and Santa’s Village. The FOL also supports staff-focused activities such as sponsoring lunches, attendance at book-related events, and an annual college scholarship for a teen volunteer.
Little Free Library
Little Free Library is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to promote a sense of community, reading for children, literacy for adults and libraries around the world.
Little Free Libraries themselves are hand-crafted structures that contain constantly changing collections of books donated and shared by people of all ages and backgrounds.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY® is the trademark held by LITTLE FREE LIBRARY.org, a non-profit organization incorporated in Wisconsin. The organization’s website is www.littlefreelibrary.org .
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