Our Mission

The Jackson County Library Foundation is committed to building a vibrant library system that is recognized for the excellence of its services, facilities, and staff. 


Our Values

Created in 1982 and incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)3 in 1993, we seek financial support for selected capital improvements, enhancements, services, and programs that are not provided by the County. As the philanthropic partner of the Jackson County Library District, we work hand-in-hand with the Jackson County Library Services. We manage funds donated to grow library programs, build the collection, enhance library buildings, and create new opportunities to meet the changing needs of our community.

More members of our community - individuals, corporations and foundations alike - are investing in our libraries and the crucial services they provide to our community. Private support is the greatest endorsement of our belief that free and open access to information can change lives for the better and build a brighter future for our community.

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.
— Sidney Sheldon