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August 2018 - Thank you to the California State Library for the grant of $7,500 from the California State Library Initiatives Book Project to purchase non-fiction books for the Library's collection.

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Summer Reading 2018 would not have been possible without the Generous Support of the following:

  • Friends of the Palm Springs Library - $10,000
  • Palm Springs Sustainability Commission - Four bikes with helmets & locks
  • And the following businesses and organizations contributed gift certificates and passes:

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June 2018 - Thank you to the California State Library for the grant of $7,500 to purchase bilingual books for children.

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June 2018 - Thank you to the Anderson Children's Foundation for their grant of $12,000 in support of the Library's Summer Reading program books for children.

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May 2018 - Thank you to the Sunrise Neighborhood Organization for their donation of $1600 for one grant for the Career Online High School Diploma program.

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February 2018 - Thank you to the California State Library  for the 5 matching grants ($1600 each) for Career Online High School Diploma program.

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January 2018 - Thank you to the Friends of the Palm Springs Library for the 5 initial scholarships ($1600 each) for Career Online High School Diploma program.

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December 2017 - Thank you to US Bank for their generous grant of $5000 in support of the Summer Reading Program.

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October 2017 - Thank you to the Left Coast Lesbian Literary Society for their generous donation of $250 + books from their featured authors.

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Summer Reading 2017 would not have been possible without the Generous Support of the following:

  • Friends of the Palm Springs Library - $5000
  • Palm Springs Sustainability Commission - Four bikes with helmets & locks and a razor scooter and helmet
  • And the following businesses and organizations contributed gift certificates and passes:

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March 2017  - Thank you to the Literary Society of the Desert for the gift of $1,500.00.

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February 2017 - Thank you to the Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization for the gift of $500 in support of the William F. Cody "Fast Forward" exhibit during Modernism Week.

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January 2017 - Thank you to the Literary Society of the Desert for their generous gift of $1000 for the purchase of an Early Literacy Interactive Panel for the Youth Room.

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January 2017 - Thank you for the generous gift of $25,000 from the Alexander Jablow and Grace Jablow Inter Vivos Revocable Trust


October 2016  - Thank you to the Lorraine Kropitzer Revocable Trust for the gift of $9,768.90.

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October 2016 - Thank you to the Left Coast Lesbian Literary Society for their generous donation of $100 + books from their featured authors.


October 2016 - Thank you to the Library Board of Trustees for the purchase of a new Microfilm reader/scanner


Summer Reading 2016 would not have been possible without the Generous Support of the following:

  • Friends of the Palm Springs Library - $5000
  • Palm Springs Sustainability Commission - Seven bikes with helmets & locks
  • And the following businesses and organizations contributed gift certificates and passes:

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May 2016 - Thank you to the Lily W. Graves Revocable Trust for the generous donation of $8,639.57 to the Library Trust Fund.


May 2016 - Thank you to the Literary Society of the Desert for their generous donation of $1,000.


April 2016 - Thank you to the local Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa for their donation of $100.


December 2015 - Thank you to US Bank for their generous contribution of $5,000 in support of the Summer Reading Program .


October 2015 - Thank you to the Lorraine Kropitzer Revocable Trust for the gift of $30,000.00

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September 2015 - Thank you to the Left Coast Lesbian Literary Society for their generous donation of $100 + books from their featured authors.


July 2015 - Thank you to the Anderson Children's Foundation for their generous grant award of $7,500 in support of the Born to Read Early Literacy program.


July 2015 - Thank you to the Desert Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for their generous contribution of $2,000 in support of the Born to Read Early Literacy program.

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June 2015 - Thank you to the California State Library Internet Equipment grant of $24,000

 


 

Summer Reading 2015 would not have been possible without the Generous Support of the following:

  • Friends of the Palm Springs Library - $5000
  • And the following businesses and organizations contributed gift certificates and passes:Summer 2015 Thank You Sponsors

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May 2015 - Thank you to the Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization for their generous gift of $1000 to purchase an Early Literacy Interactive Panel "Wiper on the Bus" for the Youth Room.

 

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 April 2015  - Thank you to the Lorraine Kropitzer Revocable Trust for the gift of $26,655.74

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April 2015 - Thank you to the Library Board of Trustees and the Trust Fund for their pledge of $75,000 for the design and installation of an outdoor LED informational sign with accompanying landscaping.

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April 2015 - Thank you to the local Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa for their donation of $100

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December 2014 - Thank you to the Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library  for their gift of $40,000 in support of the Library.

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November 2014 - Thank you to the Library Board of Trustees and the Trust Fund for the generous gift of $50,000 to purchase a high-quality scanner for the Accessing the Past project.

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Fall 2014 - Thank you to the Lorraine Kropitzer Revocable Trust for the generous gift of $256,665

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Fall 2014 - Thank you to the Janice Davis Robson Trust for the generous gift of $25,000

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October 2014 - Thank you to the Left Coast Lesbian Literary Society for their generous donation of $100 + books from their featured authors.

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October 2014 - Thank you to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for the $750 voucher to 'purchase' chairs to use in the Library from the closing sale of the Spa Casino Hotel.

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August 2014 - Thank you to the Library Board of Trustees and the Trust Fun for their pledge of $17,000 for a sunshade structure to be designed and installed for the protection of the automated materials return kiosk.

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July 2014 - Thank you to the California State Library for their grant of $60,000 for the continued support of and growth of the Accessing the Past Digital History Collaborative project.


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June 2014 - Thank you to the Friends of the Palm Springs Library for their generous contribution of $5,000 in support of the PAWS to READ Summer Reading Program and grand prizes.


June 2014 - Thank  you to the Webb Foundation for their gift of $2,500 in support of the Accessing the Past project. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

June 2014 - The Library was awarded a $5,000 Books4U grant to purchase Common Core books for Children and Teens.


April 2014 - Thank you to the California Literary and Prologue Society for their donation of $250 in support of the Library's collection.


April 2014 - Thank you to the local Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa for their donation of $100 in support of the Library's collection.


April 2014  - Thank you to the Lorraine Kropitzer Revocable Trust for the gift of $200,000.00


  Palm Springs Disposal Services

December 2013 - Palm Springs Disposal Services has given $1250.00 in support of special programming focused on green topics, recycling and in celebration of Earth Day. These funds will support an art exhibit and speaker in the library as well as a youth and teen recycled art programs.


 

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October 2013 - Thank you to the Left Coast Lesbian Literary Society for their generous donation of $50 + books from their featured authors.

 

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California State Library

August 2013 - The California State Library has awarded a $60,000 grant request to the Palm Springs Public Library to develop an online resource that partners with other organizations and digitizes important local history resources to be available to the public. This project is called: Accessing the Past: a Digital History Collaborative.


Summer Reading 2013 would not have been possible without the Generous Support of the following:

  • Friends of the Palm Springs Library - $5000
  • US Bank - $2500
  • And the following businesses and organizations contributed gift certificates and passes:

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April 2013 - Thank you to the California Literary and Prologue Society for their donation of $250.


April 2013 - Thank you to the local Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa for their donation of $100.


April 2013 - LSTA Books4U Grant of $10,000 to buy Youth and Teen print materials.


April 2013 - Thank you to Palm Springs Disposal Services for their gift of $1250.00 in support of a recycled art project called Inspiration Wasteland.


April 2013 - Thank you to the Palm Springs Sustainability Commission for their gift of $1250.00 in support of a recycled art project called Inspiration Wasteland.

In December 2012 the Library was awarded a ‘Healthy Mind, Body & Earth’ Play & Learn Island. This project was made possible in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. We received the Play & Learn Island in June 2013.

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November 2012 – The Friends of the Palm Springs Library generously purchased twelve new state-of-the art laptops for the library at the cost of $23,000.

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Several members of the Friends of the Library Board pose with new laptops purchased for the Library’s Learning Center to be used for Basic and Intermediate Computer Instruction and other Classes at the Library.

Pictured L to R, Standing: Richard Ellis, Evelyn Berry, Barbara Stanford, Seated: Mike Thompson and Cathy Brant.

 

 

 

    

 


 March 2012 - Thank you to the Jane A. Melcher Trust for a $25,000 donation to the Library Trust Fund.


Summer 2009 - The Richard W. Mechling Trust has awarded the Palm Springs Public Library with a substantial gift as directed by his estate. Mr. Mechling, who passed away in November 2008, was a long-time resident of the Coachella Valley and regular patron of the Palm Springs Public Library.


Target 2009

 

August 2009 - Target awards Library grant in the amount of $2380.00 to supplement the purchase of Youth materials, supplies and support special youth programs.

 


Thank You to ALL the Businesses that supported the 'Be Creative' Summer Reading Fun Fest 2009!
We could not have done it without you!


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September 2008 - Target® has awarded the Youth department a $5000 grant in recognition of our efforts in reaching out to local Tweens, Teens and youth.

 


Thank you to the following businesses and organizations that supported the 2008 Summer Reading Fun Fest:

WalMart
Friends of the Palm Springs Library
Trader Joe's

PS Flight School

Barnes and Noble

 Wal-Mart of Palm Springs donated a Desktop & Laptop computer systems as well as a vetch Learning System

Friends of the Palm Springs Library (FOPSL) donated $1175.00 towards the purchase of books as prizes

Trader Joe’s of Cathedral City provided three bags of groceries as adult reading grand prizes and sponsored the finale program by providing refreshments.

Flight School of Palm Springs provided gift certificates for a 1 hour flight lesson with a certified instructor

Barnes & Noble of Palm Desert provided gift cards totaling $150 for the adult reading program

The following list of businesses provided free admission & food gift certificates:

o Big League Dreams Sports Park of Cathedral City
o Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
o Carl’s Jr.
o Jack In the Box
o Knott’s Soak City of Palm Springs
o Lappert’s Ice Cream
o McDonald’s
o Round Table Pizza
o Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill
o Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant
o Six Flags


DonorsThanks to Mr. & Mrs. Scheibner for their generous cash donation of $3000.00.

Thank you to the following businesses that have supported our 2007 Summer Reading Fun Fest:

Friends of the Palm Springs Library

WalMart

PS Flight School

Peppertree Bookstore

 

The Friends of the Palm Springs Library (FOPSL) contributed approx. $750 to the Adult Summer Reading program and $3200 to the youth Summer Reading programs to purchase prizes, detective kits, books and other supplies

Wal-Mart of Palm Springs – A Desktop & Laptop computer systems and the vetch V-Smile TV Learning System

Flight School of Palm Springs – 3 gift certificates for a 1 hour flight lesson with a certified instructor

Peppertree Bookstore – 3 $25 gift certificates

 

  

 


Friends of the Palm Springs Library

The Friends of the Palm Springs Library (FOPSL) recently purchased and donated special accessibility software for 2 public computers: Zoom Text Magnifier and 2 'Big Key' keyboards for a total of $998.00 plus tax. Thank You!