The McCall Public Library Foundation fosters relationships that inspire philanthropic support,
stewards financial resources, and builds partnerships that galvanize advocacy for the McCall Public Library.
The video above is after the August 23 placing of the top beam, signed by dozens of library supporters. Cranes flew in CLT “cross-laminate timber” panels in July 2023. These panels are manufactured in the USA offsite, and then flown in with a crane and were placed approximately every 30 minutes. CLT is sometimes called “mass timber” and uses only 50% of the energy required to produce concrete, and only 1% of the energy used to create steel. Building with CLT is quieter, cost-effective, and produces less waste and dust. After the building is finished, the wood sequesters carbon. Using wood instead of steel and concrete is traditional in McCall and a nod to our community’s heritage as a timber town. It also results in a beautiful product with aesthetic appeal we know you will love!
The Foundation's focus is the expansion of our 50-year-old library facility. Our generous donors have already contributed $1.8 million, allowing us to exceed our $1.5 million pledge to the city of McCall . We will continue to raise funds throughout the course of the construction of the new library in order to
bring a world class facility to the people of McCall.
We are well on our way toward our goal of
raising an additional $200,000 in 2023!
The McCall Public Library Foundation was incorporated in 2018 as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization to support enhancement efforts by the Library, the Library Board of Trustees, community volunteers and the City of McCall.
The City of McCall and the Library Board of Trustees explored the feasibility of a major gifts campaign in our community to support a Library expansion and determined that forming a private nonprofit was necessary to lead the fundraising effort.
The Foundation was formed by an enthusiastic and dedicated group of volunteers in 2018 and began its fundraising campaign in earnest in 2019. We also worked with other local organizations in both 2020 and 2021 to promote the bond effort that passed in 2021 with an incredible 78% yes vote.
Our dedicated Board of Directors, our Ambassadors Fundraising Team, and our staff have given their all to make the Foundation a powerful force for good in our community. We are proud that in our short history, we have had a large impact on the expansion effort for the McCall Public Library