2015

  • Walmart, Inc. – $250 – Games, puzzles, and materials for the activities of Youth and Children
  • Thomas Co. Community Foundation – Ziegler Family Fund – $400 – Author to speak on Polish Holocaust at CHS in March 2016
  • Thomas 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 Preschool – 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 – Non-Fiction 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
  • Thomas Co. Community Foundation – $1,200 – Supporting Summer Reading events and programming in 2015
  • NWK Area Agency on Aging – $812.81 – Large Print books and Audio books

2014

  • Thomas Co. Diversion Fund c/o Kevin Berens, Attorney – $989.72 – Purchase family friendly movies, non-fiction movies (DVD’s) and replace family friendly VHS’s 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 South-East are 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 for “Books for Babies” suplies
  • 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
  • NWK Area Agency on Aging – $1,196 – purchase of unabridged audio and large print books.
  • Thomas 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 purchase new digital projector for the meeting room
  • Wilma Jean Baugh Memorial – $600 – Gifts for various donors – designated for books
  • Friends of Kansas Lirbaries (FOKL) – $5,000 – Technology matching grant for Swivl, iPad Mini, video camera and tripod.
  • Thomas Co. Community Foundation – Patricia A. Embree Fund – $650 – Living Wild book series for children
  • Thomas Co. Diversion Fund c/o – Kevin Berens, Attorney – $1,000 – eBook/Audio book platforms
  • Midwest Energy – $300 – Anime books for the youth
  • Colby Women’s League – $100 – Gift to the library
  • Northwest Kansas Council – Famil Place – $5,890 – Purchase equipment and materials for starting Family Place programming
  • Colby Rotary – $7,075 – Picnic table/area (handicapped accessible) & front area revitilization
  • Thomas Co. Community Foundation – $1,000 – Summer Reading special programming
  • Midwest Energy – $500 – Youth Activity Center (YAC) for the summer cooking class and supplies
  • Marge Griffin Memorial – $285 – Adult type programming events
  • PEO & Esther Eicher – $550 – Gift to the Library
  • Thomas 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 – $6,500.00 – Hutton family and given through the Dallas Women’s Foundations for revitalization of the Circulation area, including special artwork and a new library theme – “Bringing Words to Life!”
  • Thomas Co. Community Foundation – Secrest Fund – $1,352.64 – Purchased Academy Award winning movies, musicals, and theatre productions as well as educational and enriching family movies that cross the generations
  • Midwest Energy – $500 – Grant for Jr. Non-Fiction special purchases
  • Drug & Alcohol Diversion Fund – $861.09 – Thomas Co. Attorney – Kevin N. Berens 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 COmputes
  • Pete Henry Foundation – $6,000 Purchase 4 AWE Early Learning Computers for Children plus two Children’s desks

2010

  • Floyd & Mary Smith Memorial – Gift to the Library for project
  • 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 secton
  • Garvey Texas Foundation, Inc. – $10,000 – Landscaping, materials, and equipment for the Library
  • Thomas 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 Library System – $725 – Catalog Software
  • Kiwanis Foundation of Colby – $100 – Children’s materials in honor of National Library Week
  • Midwest Energy – $500 – Help defray costs of Summer Reading Special Programs
  • Thomas 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
  • Thomas 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 – $00 – Matching grant towards the purchasing of a Wii gaming console
  • Midwest Energy – $250 – Purchase of a new World Book Encyclopedia set
  • Walmart, Inc. – $1,000 – Help fund the Youth activities in the basement for the summer. They helped purchase the games for the PlayStation II and Wii games; 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 Thomas Co. Community Foundation for the Library in Motion trip for the Middle School students
  • Midwest Energy – $495 – Purchase of Non-Fiction items
  • Colby Police Special Law Enforcement Fund – $702 – Through the Thomas Co. Community Foundation for the purchase of a lapel microphone for guest presenters at Library functions; Also for two audio speakers to improve the ability of patrons 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