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Library Champion Cards

If you donate $100 or more by Dec. 31, 2017, we’ll send you a special-edition Library Champion card designed by local artist and former Library Foundation president Andy Rogers. Cards will be mailed in January 2018 and you can take them to the Loussac Library to get your bar code affixed to use it as your library card.


Believing that free public libraries are essential to our community, the Anchorage Library Foundation works to promote, fund and support the long-term vitality of the Anchorage Public Library.

Contributions to the Foundation help launch new library initiatives and pilot projects, and fund upgrades at the Loussac and neighborhood libraries.

ALF Donation Page

Why You Should Donate to the Library Foundation

Our Library is experiencing an extraordinary revitalization as it shifts beyond traditional services, staffing and facilities to become a dynamic center for education and exploration. We need YOU to help us complete this revitalization and achieve our bold goal to ensure that ALL people in Anchorage have the information resources needed to live successful, productive lives. Learn More

2017 Neighborhood Library Campaign

The Anchorage Library Foundation has set a goal to raise $25,000 for neighborhood library wish lists in 2017. The funds will ensure that each location has the resources needed to help their communities thrive. Learn More or click below to donate to the Neighborhood Library Campaign.

ALF Donation Page

Our History

In the early 1980s, Anchorage libraries saw a period of rapid growth. The passage of municipal bonds and a grant from the state allowed for several large construction and renovation projects, including the creation of the central Loussac Library. During this time, library advocate Wilda Marston had a vision to create a foundation to support the long-term goals of the Anchorage Public Library. She realized that public funding for libraries would ebb and flow, but a foundation would ensure that the Library system would always have adequate funding to thrive. Marston gathered fellow library supporters, Eric Wohlforth, Wilda Hudson, Arne Espy and Arliss Sturgulewski, to create the first Anchorage Library Foundation board. The organization incorporated in 1982.

A separate entity from the Public Library, the Anchorage Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Tax I.D. #92-0081583. Click here for the Foundation strategic plan.

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Board of Trustees
Chris McGee, President
Kim Hays, Vice President
Sigrid Brudie, Secretary
Amanda Keates, Treasurer
Shannon Kuhn
Deborah Mole
Mary Rasmussen
Clare Ross
Roe Sturgulewski

Mary Jo Torgeson, Library Director

Organizational and financial reports can be found on Guidestar.

Anchorage Library Foundation
P.O. Box 244714
Anchorage,AK 99524

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