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Strategic Framework
Library Foundation

The mission of the Ocean Shores Library Foundation is to promote and enhance the library’s value to the community and to inspire civic support. Funds raised by the foundation are used to meet community needs beyond the scope of the library’s operating budget, including capital improvements, new technologies, programs and services.


The vision is to provide long term financial support to ensure that the Ocean Shores Public Library will be an essential resource for the community.


Community: Engage the community as stakeholders for the library system.
Integrity: Demonstrate transparency in how gifts are used to support the library.
Advocacy: Champion what is best for the library and the community.

Fundraising Diversity, Equity
& Inclusion
PR & Communication Programming & Services
The foundation provides stable, consistent support to the library for ongoing and new initiatives. The foundation is a socially just and anti-racist institution and DEI is considered in foundation decision-making. Community members know that the foundation funds and advocates for Ocean Shores Public Library. The foundation promotes and supports expanded library programming and services.

About Us

The Ocean Shores Library Foundation works within the Ocean Shores community to continually improve, promote and support the Ocean Shores Public Library. Your gifts allow us to take the library beyond city funding to a new level of excellence designed to reach and serve all members of the community. The foundation work relies on support from charitable donations, grants, and fundraising events to help us meet the community’s diverse and growing library needs.

"Without Libraries, what have we?              
              We have no past and no future."

                                        - Ray Bradbury

Strategic Initiatives

Ocean Shores Library Foundation: Donations | Strategic Plan | Investment Policy | Board of Directors

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