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Give the joy of reading

RPL storytimes and children’s programs are staple activities for families from all over Regina. Besides being a fun way to connect with other families, these programs also create opportunities for caregivers and parents to help their children develop early literacy skills.

Our doors are closed right now, but we’re still hosting storytimes and other children’s programs online. We even created a series of DIY storytime videos – but online offerings aren’t the solution for everyone.

In a recent report from the University of Regina, as of 2017, over 26 per cent of Saskatchewan children were living in poverty. Even though a few years have passed, there are still many families in our community that don't have ready access to technology, and few resources to provide at-home learning materials for their children.

Last year, with your support and donations from our community, we gave out 500 Summer Learning kits to Regina children living in vulnerable circumstances. Each kit contained everything needed for an at-home storytime experience, including children’s storybooks, activity booklets, crossword puzzles, colouring pages and art supplies, and a DVD of RPL storytime activities.

This year, we hope to provide another 1,000 Summer Learning kits to young families who rely on RPL for essential early literacy support. We need your help to meet our goal. 

One Summer Learning kit costs just $25.

Donate today to give the joy of reading to a child in our community

Summer Learning kits will be distributed through the City of Regina’s Play Escapes summer camp initiative, local food distribution programs, and community partnerships with organizations like The Regina Open Door Society and the North Central Family Centre. Additional kits may also be distributed through our Write On program series for children. 

To learn more about the library and this program, or to discuss your donation and how it can make a difference, please contact Wanda Blake, Manager of Fund Development, at 306-777-6106.

 


Other Ways to Support your Library

Donate
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There are several ways to donate. You can mail your donation to the address below or come for a visit. The Development Office is always happy to receive visitors and discuss donation options!

Wanda Blake
Fund Development Office
2nd Floor, Central Library
2311 - 12th Avenue
Regina SK  S4P 3Z5
306.777.6106

If you would like to mail your donation please download our RPL Donations Form to accompany your donation.

Other ways to give:

In Honour and in Memory

Would you like to honour a special person in your life? Make a donation to in honour or in memory of a friend or loved one. Let us know what role the library played for this cherished person. Should you wish to have the honouree or family notified, please provide their contact information.

Library Legacy

RPL welcomes legacy gifts such as stocks and securities, bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance and RRSP/RRIFs. We recommend you work with your financial advisor on the best way to leave a Library legacy.

Stock and Securities

Donating publicly-traded shares is a tax-efficient way to make a donation, and when you transfer publicly traded stocks directly to the library, you pay zero capital gains on the appreciated value.

Donation of Securities Form

Bequests

Often referred to as the "Ultimate Gift," a bequest demonstrates the value and importance you place on the library. We are deeply humbled and honoured by those who include the library in a bequest arrangement.

A bequest can take the form of cash, securities, asset, donation of all or residue of the estate. Charitable receipts up to 100 per cent of net income can be claimed as a charitable donation in the year of death (and preceding year, if necessary). A charitable bequest can produce a considerable tax savings.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A trust may be established using cash, securities, real estate, or other assets. Gifts of real estate by trust are governed by RPL policies and will be reviewed. A charitable remainder trust allows you to support the future of RPL while receiving an immediate tax receipt among other benefits. Check with your legal or financial advisor to determine if this is the right giving option for you.

Insurance Policies

Insurance policies enable an individual to make a significant, lasting gift to the library, with a minimal outlay of current savings or income.

You may choose to make Regina Public Library the beneficiary, or the beneficiary and owner of an insurance policy. By making the Library the beneficiary of a policy, the estate will be issued a charitable gift receipt provided the policy is included in the Will. A charitable gift receipt will be issued for the policy premiums paid each year.

RRSP / RRIF / Pension Proceeds

Many individuals have, as part of their retirement plan, tax-deferred instruments such as RRSPs, RRIFs, or pensions in which Regina Public Library can be named as a beneficiary, either directly on retirement plan documents or named in a will. Donations of a retirement plan can significantly reduce tax for the estate, providing greater assets for any residuary beneficiaries.

For more information on any of these options, please contact our Development Office at 306.777.6106 or supportrpl@reginalibrary.ca. Thank you for considering giving generously to your public library.

What Our Donors Say
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"Thank you for having excellent books and displays available. For years, I visit the library almost every day and in appreciation of the services you provide and my love of reading I wanted to give back to the library." - Elsie

"When choosing the charity to support for our annual gift we chose the Library.  The Library is a fantastic resource and is accessible to all members of our community. We are very impressed with the services and programs provided. We especially like the children's programming. The staff are very helpful and friendly - we love to visit."  - Deena   

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Contact Wanda at 306-777-6106 or supportrpl@reginalibrary.ca

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Donate $10 or more and receive a charitable tax receipt.

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“I’m a proud supporter of RPL. It's a non-negotiable resource— libraries go back 100s of years—where would we be without them?”  -  Karen

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