A Tip of the Hat

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
Maya Angelou

Many, many people and businesses have made it possible for the library to come as far as it has today by giving generously. Below is a partial and ever-growing list of those who have contributed to their community by donating to their library, and to whom we offer our heartfelt thanks.

Annual sponsors: 2013

Donations in Memory of Philip J. Carboy

Donations in Memory of Patricia Davis

Donations in Memory of Ruth Jasper

Bookshelf Dedications

Other Donations

$1,000 or more

  • Innovation Consulting (Merritt Helfferich) $1,000

$5,000 or more

Grants, Appropriations, and Other Funds

  • Golden Heart Community Foundation (Kids Read Program) FY 2017 $750
  • Community Revenue Sharing Funds Program FY 2017 $4,433
  • Community Revenue Sharing Funds Program FY 2016 $6,433
  • Community Revenue Sharing Funds Program FY 2015 $6,733
  • Community Revenue Sharing Funds Program FY 2014 $6,734
  • Community Revenue Sharing Funds Program FY 2013 $9,533
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Purpose Award FY 2012 $35,000
  • Community Revenue Sharing Funds Program FY 2012 $8,977
  • State of Alaska Legislature FY 2012 $80,000
  • State of Alaska Legislature FY 2011 $50,000

In-Kind Donors

Several individuals have donated property, equipment, items, and services—invaluable to furthering our mission and keeping the library running. These include:

  • the Ansgar & Ida Clausen Cabin and grounds (anonymous)
  • the property on which the Ida Lane Gazebo and the composting outhouse sit (Larry & Gail Flodin, the Flodin brothers)
  • library site topographic survey (Jeff Martt and Hans Mölders)
  • books to the used book credit account at Gulliver’s Books (countless anonymous library supporters—thank you!)
  • construction of the gazebo (Hans Mölders, with Joe Geiss creating the benches and donating the wood for the siding, along with the Rogers family, Frank Therrell, Jill Cameron, Maggie Billington, and many others helping on the concrete base and steps)
  • composting outhouse and toolshed (Hans Mölders, Stanley and Jeff Rogers and Boy Scout Troop 92, John Hoyle)
  • the original stained glass windows for the gazebo (Denise Akert-Mohr)
  • deconstruction of the interior of the Clausen Cabin (anonymous)
  • many hours of labor to clean the cabin out in preparation for carpentry, etc. (Scott Allen)
  • direct donors of book collections, including Robert Barr, Sue Ann Bowling’s family, Chris Guinn, the Helfferich/Crosby family, the Koponen family, Gil Mull, and the Trigg family.