Giving Tuesday

What is Giving Tuesday?

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is a campaign started to help make our holiday gift-giving even more meaningful by encouraging donations to great causes on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year.

We hope you’ll be a part of this global effort!

This Year’s Goal

This year’s goal is to raise money to bring an author and speaker series to the community. These guest speakers will consist of experts presenting on current events, historical and local subjects, and areas of interest to the community as well as authors who would otherwise be beyond our means. Our goal will be $5,000, but the quality and number of authors and speakers that we are able to bring in will increase as donations are received.

How Do I Give?

So glad you asked!

We appreciate your donation of any size!

You can make a donation to the Normal Public Library Foundation online:


If you’d like to make your donation by check, please make it payable to the “Normal Public Library Foundation” and either mail it to us at 206 W. College Ave, Normal, IL 61761, or bring it to the Front Desk. Automatic monthly giving is also available. Just fill out and return the form provided to set up automatic debits from a checking or savings account.

We will happily provide a letter for tax purposes.

2014: Our Technology Playground

Our goal in 2014 was to raise $3,000 to provide five iPads with cases and needed accessories for our Technology Playground so the children in our community could experience technology and all of the learning tools it provides. Through the great support of our patrons and a generous matching donation, we were able to raise $4,700.

Every day, kids enjoy iPads and other technologies at the library because of generous donations from patrons just like you.

2015: Teen Mobile Makerspace

Our goal in 2015 was to raise $6,000 to create a Teen Mobile Makerspace. A makerspace is an area that encourages participation in hands-on collaborative learning, sharing, and creating through the use of technology and do-it-yourself materials. Through the great support of our patrons and a generous matching donation, we were able to raise over $6,500.