Funding the Harbor Springs Library
The Harbor Springs Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors. It is uniquely funded by community donations, grants, and rental income rather than city, state, or federal tax dollars.
The board actively fundraises for the following:
Our annual appeal and various fundraisers support our annual operating expenses that cover purchasing new materials, heating and cooling our building, updating technology, and paying our staff.
Please click the "Donate" button below to make a gift via PayPal and note "Operating Expenses." Thank you for supporting your local library!
The Harbor Springs Library Board of Directors is committed to preserving the 112-year-old library building, which serves as a visual anchor on Main Street in downtown Harbor Springs, and is actively restoring the building to maintain its historic relevance.
Please click the "Donate" button below to make a gift via PayPal and note "Building Fund." Thank you for supporting our Historic Building Restoration Project!
In order to ensure the historic Harbor Springs Library building is properly maintained and can serve our community in perpetuity, a permanent endowment was established at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation in 2015. Annual earnings from the endowment will primarily be used for capital and building projects and may also be used to benefit future operations and programs.
Take advantage of a generous matching grant up to $15,000 before the end of 2020 to help get the value of our endowment fund to $125,000 in honor of the 125 years the Harbor Springs Library has served our community!
Please click the link below to give directly to the Harbor Springs Library Fund at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.
For more information, please call the Harbor Springs Library at 231-526-2531 or contact the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation office directly at 231-348-5820.
Donate a Book
You can support your local library and your local bookstore with one purchase! Between the Covers has a wishlist of books we would like for our shelves. Books purchased for the library are eligible for a 20% discount and we will place a bookplate in the front that honors you or your loved ones as a thank you.