ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC

Making your library better

Annapolis, MD   |  http://www.aacpl.net/foundation

Mission

The mission of the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation is to enhance Anne Arundel County Public Library services to the community by securing resources to support library programs not normally met by public funding.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Cathleen Sparrow

Main address

5 Harry S. Truman Pkwy

Annapolis, MD 21401 USA

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EIN

20-5804064

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To fulfill the Anne Arundel County Public Library's purpose at the start of its second century of service, the Board of Trustees committed to a thorough and thoughtful study of the Library’s role in the health and growth of Anne Arundel County. This knowledge informed the development of the vision and strategies to address our community’s needs while meeting the public’s expectations for library services. The resulting Strategy 2022 will serve as a roadmap to respond to the evolving ways users depend upon their Library in the 21st century. Strategy 2022 will guide planning and providing resources for innovative library services while preserving the core hallmarks upon which our county relies. Strategy 2022 defines the Library’s values, vision, purpose, and goals for the next four years. It will enable library planning and resource allocation so that the needs of the county are met through effective and efficient library services.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Summer @ Your Library

For over 40 years, the library has encouraged readers of all ages to read and visit their library during the summer months. Historically, the library hosts over 1,300 programs and serves more than 55,000 customers in all of our 16 branches during Summer @ Your Library. This program:
• encourages regular reading at all age levels.
• prevents "Summer Slide".
• impacts the achievement gap by preparing children for the upcoming school year.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Low-income people

The Library Foundation enhances lives through philanthropy by securing private support for the Anne Arundel County Public Library 16-branch system so it may thrive and is the best it can be for everyone in the county. Funds raised help support the library’s strategic initiatives including: ensuring school readiness through Every Child Ready to Read classes; connecting county residents to technology, the internet and virtual services; creating welcoming, accessible and functional spaces; and fostering community engagement between each library branch and its service area.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of library cardholders

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of branch visits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Items used

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of website sessions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of programs offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals reflect community priorities identified in the strategic development process. They are broadly defined to allow senior library leadership and individual branch managers the latitude to develop locally tailored programs and services to meet each community’s diverse needs.

-Better Collections, Better Access
• We provide materials in a variety of formats.
• We ensure Library collections are responsive to community interests and needs.
• We strive to eliminate all barriers to use, whether they be policy-, technical-, or ability based.
• We connect Library collections to everything we do: all our other services and programs naturally lead to increased readership.

-Thriving Minds
• We develop engaging and diverse programming to young learners – Every Child Ready to Read, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten - to build on the success of the previous strategic plan.
• We provide welcoming spaces and appealing programs for teens to prepare them for college or career as well as provide a safe place.
• We provide services and programs to enable adults to enjoy life fully and continue to contribute to the health of the community.

-Tailored Services
• We highlight community library services, including options to build specialized information collections on-site, in coordination with virtual holdings for the entire county.
• We provide the same core services through every branch and platform and allow flexibility for branch staff to adjust for local needs.
• We recognize and celebrate the diversity of community residents and their needs by providing access to a variety of high quality services and programs.
• We design all aspects of our services – how customers access our resources, material format, language, and program delivery – to meet needs at the local and individual scale

-Entrepreneurial Staff
• We empower all staff, at all levels and at every position, to innovate and experiment.
• We are creative in developing initiatives and programs to meet local needs, while remaining true to library-wide goals and coordination with the Board of Trustees.
• We are dedicated to professional, organizational, and individual development.

-Effective Partnerships
• We “connect it all,” leveraging past success in building relationships with community
partners, recognizing that needed services and programs are already provided by a variety of agencies and organizations and that the Library is best positioned to make these vital connections.
• We harmonize our services and programs with those of our partners to minimize duplications and take advantage of supporting opportunities.
• We use partnerships to their best effects, leveraging resources and talents to maximize the impact of the Library’s assets and our partners’ outcomes.

• Increase awareness of the impact of the Library and its myriad programs and service through communications, programs and events, including Foundation-sponsored activities, to encourage participation and giving by individuals, organizations and businesses
• Develop a major gift program by connecting the needs of the Library to the charitable interests of existing and prospective donors, and through proper and effective stewardship
• Engage area business leaders and their employees in the work of the Library to build partnerships and encourage giving
• Lead an on-going effort to communicate the value of the Library to increase public funds ensuring our Library has the resources it needs to remain up to date
• Enhance customer experience at all branches by supporting new and emerging technology for customers of all ages
• Support additional staff and staff training to give librarians the tools and expertise to continue to provide the highest level of support and service possible to all Library customers
• Create inviting, flexible and collaborative spaces inside all branches to better attract and serve all library customers

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 4/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chuck Ferrar

Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits

Samuel Brown

Delores Ann (DeDe) Duncan-White

Anna Greenberg

William Hufnell

Treasurer

Trish Stott

Secretary

Christopher Nelson

Tessie Ballard

Jane Campbell-Chambliss

Katie Cooke

Linda Greene

Director at Large

Mary Hagerty

Stephen Holt

Joyce Miller

Ex-Officio Member

Joan Beck

Ex-Officio Member

Karen Smith

Vice-President

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/9/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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