Rendition of new library

Rendition of new library
The New Point Roberts Library Out of the Old Julius Firehall

Thursday, January 23, 2014

To Whom Do You Make Out a Check?

Because the Friends of the Point Roberts Library is now an independent 501c3 group and able to issue tax exemption certificates for donations, checks no longer need to be made out to the Whatcom Library Foundation.  Instead, you can just make them out to FOPRL/Friends of the P.R. Library, with 'building fund' on the memo line.  We'll be getting some new forms soon, but for the moment, you'll have to rely on your memory.  Or check this blog post!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Friends Get Their Charitable Status

This week, the Friends of the Point Roberts Library heard from the IRS that we had been approved for 501(c)(3) status, which means that we can now issue our own IRS tax exempt receipts.  We applied over a year ago, so it was a long time coming and we are very grateful to the Whatcom County Library Foundation for providing that charitable tax exempt status for us for the past two years.  Now we can do it ourselves!  A step forward.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Good Old Year

We don't have the final totals for the year because there are a few checks that we know are coming but that we don't have in our Treasurer's hand yet.  But, for the record, it is definitely over $300,000.  Thanks to all.  And a happy new year, to all, as well.  We'll get you the actual total as soon as we can, and we will let you know what else we're doing to get this library built within the next couple of weeks.

--Judy Ross, for the Friends of the P.R. Library