What You Help Fund
All Ages Programming
Funding from the ACPL Foundation makes up the entire library programming budget. This means without donors like you, your library would not have six story times a week, a weekly teen afterschool program, its monthly book clubs, and more.
- Book Babies
- Daycare & Family Storytime
- Bilingual Storytime
- Pajama Storytime
- Kids Lego Club
- Creative Writing Group for Teens
- YAK! for Teens
- Book Clubs
- High Plains Seed Library
- Film Series
- Speakers and presentations
- Genealogy help
- Trivia nights
- The Game Bazaar: Tabletop Gaming
- All Ages Summer Reading Program
- The Great American Read
- All Ages Yoga
- Visiting authors
- Exhibits & displays
In March 2008, the Wyoming State Legislature passed the Wyoming Public Library Endowment Challenge. The Wyoming Public Library Endowment Challenge was designed to help all Wyoming county library systems build endowments to help fund our libraries in perpetuity.
From March 2008 to March 2014, the Albany County Public Library Foundation took on the challenge of raising funds that were matched 3:1 by the State of Wyoming. The ACPL Foundation was one of the first libraries to complete the challenge, due to exceptional community support. This is a huge accomplishment, as many libraries in the state are still working toward their goal.
Funds raised from the Albany County community totaled $242,463.00, for a match of $727,389.00 from the state. Thank you for supporting your library through this matching fund program!
Following the completion of the endowment challenge, the ACPL Foundation set up conservative investment controls on its assets, including the endowment fund. First Interstate Bank Wealth Management manages the ACPL Foundation investments. As of September 30, 2018, the ACPL Foundation endowment totaled $1,130,345.66.
This endowment fund will always be an important asset to the public library. The principal of the endowment cannot be touched, but interest from the fund can be distributed on an annual basis. To date, the ACPL Foundation has succeeded in providing the requested funding to the library without touching the interest from the endowment.