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Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation

The Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation is the philanthropic vehicle helping the Library achieve its goals and meet community needs. Foundation-funded programs and services help invest in young minds through teen engagement programs, preschool outreach, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for infants and toddlers. The Foundation also supports our Library’s efforts to strengthen community through its intergenerational Summer Dare reading program, Library Everywhere outreach, and senior book clubs. Less visible, but impactful Foundation support includes websites and databases while keeping fresh the library’s collection of books and materials.