2016

  • Dane G. Hansen Grant via Th. Co. Community Foundation – $10,000 (Enhancing the basement area for the Youth and the Community)
  • Midwest Energy – $1,000 – Helped with purchasing Nonfiction books in the natural science area (animals, insects, planets, environment, space, technolog, etc.)
  • Colby Rotary Club – $175 – Gift for programming and Materials
  • Walmart, Inc. – $500 – TV and TV Cart for Youth and General programming in the basement
  • NWK Area Agency on Aging – $383.09 – Large print books, audio books, etc.
  • Th. Co. Diversion Fund c/o Kevin Berens, Attorney – $1,350 – Youth Programming and Materials
  • Nancy Sanders Memorial – $275 – Programming
  • Northwest Kansas Library System – $250 – Educational Grant for necessary materials for Library
  • Midwest Energy – $350 – Summer Reading Events
  • Frahm Farmland c/o Hopson – $200 – Summer Reading prizes and materials
  • Th. Co. Community Foundation – Patricia A. Embree Trust Fund – $838 – Purchase digital projector for patron, business, and organization checkouts
  • PEO Sisterhood Chapter – $200 – Gift for Programming
  • Kansas State & LSTA Grant – $280.12 – Purchase Kansas Notable books for 2016

 

2015

  • Walmart, Inc. – $250 – Games, puzzles, and materials for the activities of the Youth and Children
  • Th. Co. Community Foundation – Ziegler Family Fund – $400 – Author to speak on Polish Holocaust at CHS in March 2016
  • Th. Co. Community Foundation – Emery Fund – $700 – YAC-A-Lot, Knit-A-Bit Grant
  • Hi-Plains Lions Club – $200 – Youth Activity Center (YAC) and Event expenses
  • Kansas State & LSTA Grant – $283.60 – Purchase new Kansas Notable Books for 2015
  • Colby Rotary – $94.24 – Kansas Reads to Preschoolers – books for day cares
  • NWK Area Agency on Aging – $406.19 – Large print books, audio books, etc.
  • Pete Henry Foundation – $2,000 – Purchase LEGO sets for Youth Activity Center and Events
  • Pete Henry Foundation – $4,500 – Purchase 7 laptops for technology classes for patrons
  • Kansas State Library – $902.61 – State Aid Grant 2nd Round
  • Kansas Book Festival – $440 – Nonfiction large print books
  • Kansas State Library – $902.61 – State Aid Grant
  • Northwest Kansas Library System – $550 – Courier Grant for delivering and sending Interlibrary Loan materials
  • Northwest Kansas Library System – $1,434.96 – Purchase new iMac for Patrons use
  • Th. Co. Community Foundation – $1,200 – Supporting Summer Reading events and programming in 2015
  • Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging – $812.81 – Large print books and audio books

 

2014

  • Th. Co. Diversion Fund c/o Kevin Berens, Attorney – $989.72 – Purchase family friendly movies, nonfiction movies (DVD’s) and replace family friendly VHS tapes with DVD’s
  • State Library of Kansas, KSTA & IMLS funding – $222.77 – Kansas Notable Books Grant
  • Midwest Energy – $745 – Bring a storyteller to the local schools
  • Patricia A. Embree Trust Fund and Wiedeman Beautification Fund – $2,000 – Beautify the Southeast area of the front lawn. We removed older crowded plants, added a drip system, planted new bushes, grasses, and bulbs for a fresh new look!
  • Mary Smith Memorial – $685 – Additional funds from various donors – donated to “Books for Babies” project
  • Midwest Energy – $1,000 – Support Summer Reading events and programming
  • Margene Griffin’s Birthday Memorial – $200 – Adult programming through the year
  • Kansas State Library – $1,940.11 – State Aide to the Library
  • Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging – $1,196 – purchase of unabridged audio and large print books
  • Th. Co. Community Foundation – Patricia A. Embree Fund – $500 Poet Laureate speaking with Workshop (March 2014)

 

2013

  • Mary Smith Memorial – $1,165 – Gifts from various donors – helping to fund “Books for Babies” project and large print materials
  • Debbie Tibble Memorial – $575 – Gifts from various donors – helped to purchase new digital projector for the meeting room
  • Wilma Jean Baugh Memorial – $600 – Gifts for various donors – designated for books
  • Friends of Kansas Libraries (FOKL) – $5,000 – Technology matching grant for Swivl, iPad Mini, video camera and tripod
  • Th. Co. Community Foundation – Patricia A. Embree Fund – $650 Living Wild book series for children
  • Th. Co. Diversion Fund c/o – Kevin Berens, Attorney – $1,000 – eBook/Audiobook platforms
  • Midwest Energy – $300 – Anime books for the youth
  • Colby Women’s League – $100 – Gift to the library
  • Northwest Kansas Council – Family Place – $5,890 – Purchase equipment and materials for starting Family Place programming
  • Colby Rotary – $7,075 Picnic table/area (handicapped accessible)  & front area revitilization
  • Th. Co. Community Foundation – $1,000 – Summer Reading special programming
  • Midwest Energy – $500 – Youth Activity Center (YAC) for the summer cooking class and suppies
  • Marge Griffin Memorial – $285 Adult Type programming events
  • PEO & Esther Eicher – $550 – Gift to the Library
  • Th. Co. Community on Aging – $759.19 – Large print books and Audio Books

 

2012

  • Charles Gravener Memorial – $295 – Gift for the Library
  • Charles and Rylinda Barnett Memorial – $900 – Gift for the Library
  • Bert Dibble Memorial – $460 – Gift for the Library (Audio books)
  • Midwest Energy – $500 – Summer Reading Special Events sponsorship
  • Jack Kriss Memorial – $213.75 – Gift for the Library

 

2011

  • Dallas Women’s Foundation – Jean Hutton Memorial – $6,500 – Hutton family and given through the Dallas Women’s Foundation for the revitalization of the Circulation area, including special artwork and a new library theme – “Bringing Words to Life!”
  • Th. Co. Community Foundation – Secrest Fund – $1,352.64 – Purchased Academy Award winning movies, musicals, and theatre productions as well as educational and enrihing family movies that cross the generations.
  • Midwest Energy – $500 – Grant for Jr. Nonfiction special purchases
  • Drug & Alcohol Diversion Fund – $861.09 – Kevin Berens (Th. Co. Attorney) to purchase Disney classics, cartoon classics, family friendly movies, and literacy/learning videos for children
  • LISTA – $1,000 AWE computers through the State Library of Kansas for (AWE) the Early Learning Computers
  • AWE Company – Discount on (AWE) Early Learning Computers
  • Pete Henry Foundation – $6,000 – Purchase 4 AWE Early Learning Computers for Children plus two Children’s desks

 

2010

  • Floyd and Mary Smith Memorial – Gift to the Library for projects
  • Walmart, Inc. – $500 – Purchase of new tables and equipment for Children’s Story time and Activities in the basement
  • Midwest Energy – $500 – Help replace classes for the Children’s section
  • Garvey Texas Foundation, Inc. – $10,000 – Landscaping, materials, and equipment for the Library
  • Th. Co. Community Foundation – $318.54 – Extra speakers in basement for those with hearing problems
  • Paul Layland Memorial – Paul Layland memorials for the Library
  • Northwest Kansas Librar System – $725 – Catalog Software
  • Kiwanis Foundation of Colby – $100 – Children’s materials in honor of National Library Week
  • Midwest Energy – $500 – Helped defray costs of Summer Reading Special Programs
  • Th. Co. Council for Aging – $1,207 – purchase of unabridged audio books and videos

 

2009/2008

  • Maxine Neville Revocable Trust – Large endowment given to the Library
  • Th. Co. Attorney Special Law Enforcement – $1,261.91 – Purchase DVD’s with art and photography themes and instructions for visual learners
  • Smart Start Northwest Kansas Project – $1,000 – Services and materials for those patrons who are 0 to 3 years old
  • Kiwanis Foundation of Colby – Matching grant towards the purchasing of a Wii gaming console
  • Midwest Energy – $250 – Purchase of a new World Book Encylopedia set
  • Walmart, Inc. – $1,000 – Help fund the Youth activities in the basement for the summer. They helped purchase the games for the PlayStation and Wii. As well as puzzles, board games, and fun food for activities for the Youth on Mondays and Fridays
  • Colby Police Special Law Enforcement Fund – $400 – Through the Th. Co. Community Foundation for the Library in Motion trip for the Middle School students
  • Midwest Energy – $495 – Purchase of Nonfiction items
  • Colby Police Special Law Enforcement Fund – $702 – Through the Th. Co. Community Foundation for the purchase of a lapel microphone for guest presenters at library functons. Also for two audio speakers to improve the ability of patros to hear while special events are being held in the basement
  • Walmart, Inc. – $1,000 – Help fund special crafts and activities for weekly Story Time sessions
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – $1,300 – New computer, its supplies, and other costs for the system
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – $2,600 – New computer, its supplies, and other costs for the system
  • OngoingS&T Communications – Support through web hosting