Library Foundation


The Ord Township Library Foundation was established in 1993 by a group of farsighted citizens who understand that a great library wouldn’t be possible through public funding alone. A separate entity from the library, the Ord Township Library Foundation exists to secure private support for the long-term financial needs of the Ord Township Library. Distributions are made to increase the library collections, for selected capital improvements, to expand library services, and to promote greater awareness of the library’s valuable resources.

The foundation’s vision is that every person builds a relationship with libraries that last a lifetime. Through this relationship, every person will have access to tools needed to succeed in life.

The Ord Township Library Foundation is committed to enhancing the collections, programs, and services of the Ord Township Library beyond the means of public funding.

The Foundation hosts an Annual Soup Supper at Ord’s WinterFest, the Saturday after Thanksgiving as a fundraiser for the library. In addition, the Foundation is also a member of Valley County Philanthropic Partners which sponsors “The Big Give to Valley County” in March of every year.

Donations to the Ord Township Library Foundation can be made to the general fund, the endowment or earmarked for a certain project. Your gift can be given in the form of cash, real estate, grain, livestock or securities. We are happy to accept gifts from your estate or in memory or in honor of a loved one.

The Foundation played a key role in funding the handicapped accessible bathrooms in 2015. 

Donations to the General Fund can be sent to:
Ord Township Library Foundation
PO Box 206
Ord, NE  68862
Credit Card donations can be made to the
Endowment Fund through the Nebraska Community Foundation at:  Select the Ord Library Endowment Account located towards the bottom of the page from the available Valley County Community Foundation Fund accounts. 

Library Foundation Board Members pictured left to right: Ray Scott, Janelle Schochenmaier, Christina Pollard, Heather Sikyta and Gary Garnick. Not pictured, Carolyn Zangger and Gary Hinrichs.