Library Foundation

Van Meter Public Library Foundation:

The Van Meter Public Library Foundation spearheads major fund-raising campaigns to bridge the gap caused by the growing needs of Van Meter’s aging library and shrinking municipal budgets.  The Van Meter Library’s strategic plan is to construct a new library building, replacing the 1,100 square foot of space in use since 1980.  We secured a grant for a library planning consultant to help us assess the needs of our growing community and determine our needs for a future space.  With the critical role libraries play in communities, it is essential to increase public awareness and support of the value, impact, and services that are provided by investing in the future of our library.

The Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, volunteer group of local citizens dedicated to soliciting and managing funds for charitable purposes for the growth and enhancement of the Van Meter Public Library program for all members of the community.

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Its stated purpose is to raise money to enhance the Van Meter Library and programming it has to offer all children, teens and adults of our community. The Foundation’s fund-raising efforts are supported through contributions from individuals and businesses in the community.

Because transformation is essential to the community we serve.


Board Members:

Barb Phillips, President

Marianne Colsch, Vice President

Megan Alexander, Treasurer

Suzanne Lindaman, Secretary and Library Director

Jamie Champion, Trustee

Jenny Bruins, Trustee

Jody Simpson, Trustee

Joe Herman, Trustee

Jolena Welker, Trustee

Sara Heeley, Trustee

Shannon Miller, Trustee

Alicia Penton, Trustee

Shannon Jones, Trustee


The Van Meter Public Library Foundation welcomes gifts from individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations who wish to demonstrate their love for literacy, our Library and our community. The Van Meter Public Library Foundation’s exclusive mission is to support the library, its programs and resources, and this donation process allows for greater flexibility and use of funds by the library. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, your donations are tax deductible.

The Foundation meets monthly at the library. The public and prospective new members are always welcome.

Contact the Foundation through their e-mail –


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