The Cresco Public Library Foundation was established in 1986 to support and enhance library programs, services, and facilities not normally provided by public funding. The Foundation helps support capital improvement projects that are beyond what the library budget can cover, such as new carpet, furnishings, electronic media and structural improvements. The Foundation is also committed to funding programs that bring enrichment and vitality to the community.
Together with the Friends of the Library group, the Foundation provides private support for the Cresco Public Library. These funds are used to:
- Support the book, ebook, DVD and other media and/or electronic media collections
- Provide children, youth and adult programs
- Enhance technological services
- Support special capital projects to maintain and upgrade the library.
The Foundation is a nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.