Odell Public Library Foundation
About the Odell Public Library Foundation
The Odell Public Library Foundation is a private foundation formed with a generous donation from an anonymous donor. The donor specified that the money was to be invested and the yearly interest generated would be used to benefit the library as determined by the Odell Public Library Foundation Board members.
It is only with the money generously provided by this foundation that important upgrades to the library building have been possible and valuable services can be made available to library patrons.
The Foundation money has been used for:
Providing upgrades to the Juvenile Book section
Remodeling the Program Room with new blinds, flooring, chairs, tables, paintings, and the installation of a sound system
Buying movie licenses to allow monthly movie showings
The painting of interior walls of the library
Framing of historical artwork
Reupholstering the fireplace armchairs
Installing energy-efficient lighting throughout the library
Purchasing new computer chairs and office chairs for library staff
Purchasing computers and other electronic devices for library staff and patrons
Paying start up fees for membership to PrairieCat
In addition, Foundation money currently:
Pays for Odell’s yearly membership fees for OMNI (Online Media of Northern Illinois)
Contributes to the yearly fees for full membership to PrairieCat
Donate to the Odell Public Library Foundation
Money donated to the Odell Public Library Foundation is added to the principal and benefits the library by increasing the yearly interest money earned by the account.
For information about how you can donate to the Odell Public Library Foundation, see any of the foundation board members or the library staff.
Odell Public Library Foundation Board Members
Anne Frame-President Janice Horberg
Beth Wroble-Secretary Judy Johnson
Barb Peterson-Treasurer Joann Kilgus
Connie Boonstra Ned J. Nesti, Jr.