2021 – A NEW YEAR TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Each donation received is more than a one-time tax deductible gift.  A portion of each donation, fundraising event fee, bookstore purchase, or membership dues is put into the Friends of Tye Preston Memoral Library Endowment Fund to secure a return in the library’s future. As the endowment fund grows year over year, it ensures that the library will have the funds to plan for and implement future improvements.

EXAMPLES OF HOW YOUR DONATIONS HAVE BEEN USED BY TPML:

Thank you for your generous support in making The Big Give 2020 the most successful Big Give ever, with $15,200 raised.   And a special thank you to all the matching gift contributors: Canyon Lake Art Guild, Comaltex, Prosperity Bank, Sweeties Donuts, and TPML. 

2020 funding from the Friends of TPML in conjunction with donations from The Big Give 2020 were used to build The StoryWalk® Project.  The StoryWalk® starts at the top of TPML’s parking lot and ends at the outdoor play area.

In 2019, your generous donations to the Friends of Tye Preston Memorial Library (including The Big Give, Friends membership dues, fundraising events, and bookstore sales) exceeded the 2019 goal of $35,000.  The grand total for the year of $42,048 once again shows our community’s appreciation of and love for our library.  Many thanks for your support. 

2019 The Big Give donations were used by TPML to enhance the grounds by the children’s play area with musical instruments for artists of all ages:

Other uses:

  • To fund new children’s playground equipment including a Lego Soft Brick set and a play area bench
  • English as a Second Language textbooks
  • Ukeleles for use in free learning how to play classes at the Library
  • Early Childhood Development leaflets
  • Prizes for the Adult Summer Reading Program
  • New Resident Postcards
  • Free concerts and performances including: Pamela Hart, author Bernadette Nason, Will Dupuy & The Wilderness, Duffy Hudson as Dr. Seuss and as Albert Einstein, and Beto Y Los Fairlanes 
  • Birdseed
  • Biblioboard – free books and platform for Canyon Lake Art Guild and Canyon Lake Area Writers