Your gifts enrich the library, strengthen the community, and transform lives.


MISSION:  To engage the community and its resources to expand the reach and the impact of the Stillwater Public Library.

The mission of the Stillwater Public Library Foundation is to raise funds to enhance the library’s materials, programs, and services beyond what the city is able to provide in tax monies.

Your investment in the Foundation funded:


  • new copies of beloved, worn-out books
  • up-to-date editions of favorite nonfiction materials
  • props and décor for the children’s Imagination Station
  • multiple copies of popular, new books to shorten waiting lists
  • support for newspaper subscriptions, which are ballooning in cost and becoming ever-more valuable to patrons


  • opportunities to learn, to connect, and to grow
  • an awesome summer of enrichment, engagement, and fun for kids
  • special programs and classes throughout the year for children, teens, and adults



  • Sunday hours
  • Hearing Loops in the Margaret Rivers Room and Stillwater Storytime Room 
  • a Volunteer Coordinator to arrange valuable support for the library staff


In 2018, your gifts made possible 388 library programs for children, teens and adults attended by more than 11,960!  Today, while the library doors may be temporarily closed due to Covid-19, the library is offering curbside service and resources to help you stay in, stay healthy and stay connected. 

Photo courtesy of: Verna Pitts

Direct Library Support

The SPLF contracts with a Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, train, schedule, support, and thank volunteers who provide 2,500+ volunteer hours of work each year. This gives tremendous support for the staff, freeing them to provide services they would not otherwise be able to do or to do well.

Photo courtesy of: Wendy Woods


When open the library is able to offer Sundays hours throughout the school year thanks to generous donations and tributes.

Photo courtesy of: Nick Gorski