We help fund planning efforts for the library that will increase their capacity to better serve our region. Read the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan here.

Our Foundation takes its direction from the strategic plan and strives to open up a world of possibilities for all people through the power of our regional libraries.

strategic Planning

The Erie County Public Library opened its Idea Lab in 2017, creating a community makerspace with collaboration and idea exploration at its core. Our Foundation supports its daily programs and provides funds for ongoing training and equipment.


Book endowment

We established a book endowment in an effort to guarantee that the library's patrons will always have access to new books and other lending materials. This fund helps supplement the library's

Idea Lab

Constructing new libraries

Our Foundation has been instrumental in raising the funds to build new libraries:

- Raymond M. Blasco M.D.        Memorial Library
- Edinboro Branch Library
- Iroquois Branch Library
- Lincoln Community Center 

A gift to our annual fund supports future construction and maintenance of library buildings.