Corporate Engagement

Sponsorships – The Library Foundation offers a number of sponsorship opportunities for LFPL programs targeted at adults, teens, children and families.  To see a complete list of sponsorship opportunities or discuss other ways your corporation or foundation can show its support, contact Chandra Gordon  to set up an appointment to discuss your marketing and outreach goals.

One of our key sponsorship areas is the Children’s Literacy Fund – a Library Foundation initiative to support key youth programs offered by LFPL in need of financial support. Programs made possible by the Children’s Literacy Fund served nearly 75,000 children last year.

  • Summer Reading Program — available to children ages birth to 12th grade, served more than 43,000 children in 2019. Special events and incentives during this 10-week program combat the “summer slide” and encourage parental engagement.
  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge — ensuring children are ready for their first day of school not just in reading, but by providing opportunities for socio-emotional development.
  • Author events — hosting high-profile children’s and teen authors at the library.
  • Pop-up storytimes — opportunities to promote LFPL and its talented staff storytellers at farmer’s markets, local festivals, neighborhood parties and other events.
  • Other key children’s programs and events like Family S.T.E.A.M. Day.

Sponsors of the Children’s Literacy Fund make these programs possible and directly impact children in our community by providing opportunities for success. 

Additionally, sponsorships for teen and adult programs are also available, including the How-To Festival, AnimeCon, Craig Buthod Author Series, Books & Brews 502 and more.

Carnegie Society –  The Carnegie Society is an annual giving program of the Library Foundation that honors the generosity and vision of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), who rose from poverty to become one of the world’s wealthiest industrialists and philanthropists. He believed that with integrity, self-reliance, and hard work, anyone could ascend the economic ladder like he did. So, to help others help themselves, he funded the construction of public libraries throughout the U.S. and Europe, including nine here in Louisville (four of which remain in use as public libraries: the Main Library, and the Crescent Hill, Portland, and Western branches).  

Carnegie Society members help support and enhance vital programs and services of the Louisville Free Public Library and demonstrate their dedication to making our city a more vibrant, literate and connected place to live and work. Memberships begin at $500.

Champion – $500-$999 ($41.67-$83.25 a month)
Advocate – $1,000-$2,499 ($83.34-$208.25 a month)
Investor – $2,500-$4,999 ($208.33-$416.59 a month)
Visionary – $5,000-$9,999 ($416.67-$833.25 a month)
Inner Circle – $10,000+ ($833.34+ a month) 

Join other civic-minded business and community leaders by becoming involved today! Memberships can be paid annually or through monthly installments.