Ways to Give

In a world saturated with emerging technology, libraries have stood the test of time. All across Northern Colorado our libraries are responding to the needs of the communities we serve. Library usage across the nation is greater than ever before – bursting at the seams with entrepreneurs, educators, care givers, children and families. The High Plains Library District Foundation provides a stable funding source for programs and services when tax dollars aren’t enough. The Foundation provides funding assistance with early literacy programming, capital projects including renovations and additions, as well as new library construction, Summer Reading programs, our Writer in Residence program and much more.

Online Donation

The Foundation provides a stable funding source for District programs and services when tax dollars aren’t enough. Your gift to the Foundation ensures you are a key part of the programs and services that your library looks forward to offering our community for many years to come. Please consider making a gift to your Foundation through our online giving platform.

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day is the premier day of giving in our state. People from across Colorado come together to support local causes and give where they live.

Colorado Gives Day allows your support of the Foundation to go even further, thanks to their incentive fund. For every dollar donated, the Foundation also gets a percentage of the $1 million fund.

You can donate on December 8, or schedule your donation any time after November 1. Visit the Foundation’s Colorado Gives Day page to learn more. 

Amazon Smile

Making purchases through Amazon Smile is an easy way to help your library foundation at no cost to you!

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com and log in using your Amazon credentials.
  2. After signing in, you will be directed to select your charitable organization.
  3. Under the heading “Or pick your own charitable organization” enter “High Plains Library District Foundation” then click “Search”
  4. Select “High Plains Library District Foundation”
  5. Click “Start Shopping”
  6. Be sure to use smile.amazon.com every time you shop.

King Soopers Rewards

Before your next big shopping trip, select the High Plains Library District Foundation to receive your community rewards benefits from King Soopers. Every time you use your rewards card YOU get fuel points and WE get a slice of the community reward fund at no cost to you!

Signing up is easy:

  1. Go to https://www.kingsoopers.com/topic/community-rewards-9
  2. Create an account if you haven’t already (it’s super easy to link your existing card to an account)
  3. Go to “My Account”
  4. Click “Enroll in Community Rewards”
  5. Search for and add “High Plains Library District Foundation” or enter ID number QX008
  6. Use your card every time you shop and we get donations at no cost to you!

HPLD Employee Giving

Donate Your Vacation Time
Did you know that HPLD employees can donate unused vacation days to the Foundation? If you are over your max vacation accrual, you can donate that time instead of letting it go to waste. Each vacation day goes back to library programs and capital projects, so even one day helps. Anyone can donate any number of hours – you don’t have to be over your max to donate! https://hpld.formstack.com/forms/employee_giving_form_2019

Make a Payroll Donation
HPLD employees have the option to make a one-time or recurring payroll deduction to the Foundation. This is a convenient and easy way to support our libraries year-round! One-time and recurring donations can be scheduled using the attached employee giving form. Recurring payroll deductions need to be reselected annually. https://hpld.formstack.com/forms/employee_giving_form_2019

United Way Campaign

HPLD employees can also donate to the United Way of Weld County annual campaign.  United Way of Weld County works to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. UWWC’s network of services supports the education, health, and financial stability of residents across Weld County. If you’re an HPLD employees who would like to support the United Way campaign, please go to unitedway-weld.org/highplains. Contact Kim Parker with any questions.

For Our Donors

Your gift to the Foundation ensures you are a key part of the programs and services that your library looks forward to offering our community for many years to come.

The High Plains Library District Foundation respects every donor’s right to privacy and does not share or sell donor information. The Foundation takes great pride in the stewardship of your gifts and protection of your privacy. The Foundation abides by the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. You can read your rights as a donor here.

High Plains Library District gives back to our community through the donation of gently used technology, including desktop computers, all-in-one computers, laptops and iPads. In order to qualify to receive a donation, your organization must be: a non-profit or school, within the HPLD service area (Weld County & Erie), able to purchase OS replacements and able to pick up your donation on the designated date.

Click the button below to submit an application for a technology donation from the Foundation.

Although The High Plains Library District accepts book donations, we are limited to what we can accept.
Please browse our Fact Sheet for more information on book donations. For larger donations, browse our list of other organizations that accept large book donations.

Gently used books donated to High Plains Library District Foundation are resold through our partners at Thriftbooks.com. Funds from these sales support High Plains Library District programs. Used book sales account for over 8% of the Foundation’s annual income and play a crucial role in helping support programs like: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, the Writer in Residence program, our Teen Tour, and Summer Reading Adventure. Every time you give a gently used book, or purchase one from Thriftbooks.com, you are supporting literacy and making a difference in our community.