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Causes: Education

Mission: To benefit the tulsa library system.

Programs: The tulsa library trust funds the library's summer reading program, which encourages children and young adults (teens) to read and visit the library. Reading goals are set and children/young adults who achieve the reading goal receive a prize. In addition to the prizes, several library branches hold programs throughout the summer to promote reading. Approximately 44,000 children/young adults signed up for the summer reading program in 2013, and over 55% of the children reached their reading goal.

the tulsa library trust purchases materials to supplement the tulsa city-county library's annual materials budget. These materials enhance selected topics in accordance with the library's collection development plan. Examples of the materials purchased include books, electronic books (e-books), downloadable magazines and music, etc.

the peggy v. Helmerich distinguished author dinner is an annual event. The $40,000 award is given to an author in recognition of a distinguished body of work written in the field of literature. The recipient gives a formal address at the award ceremony, where a dinner is provided to attendees who have purchased a ticket for the event. In 2013, 400 people attended this event.

the tulsa library trust supports the tulsa city-county library's efforts to provide services to the half-million children, teens, and adults who use the library. The trust strives to cultivate the love of reading and life long learning by offering unique programs, services, and resources to communities in tulsa county, these programs, services, and resources include:1) literacy tutors2) staff recognition awards3) volunteer recognition awards4) author programs5) landscaping6) young people's creative writing contest7) teen team (volunteers)8) poetry writing contest9) retirement gifts10) professional conferences - librarians 11) let's try it fund12) going green (conservation) programming13) senior citizen programs14) paws reading program (children read out loud to therapy dogs)15) children and youth programming16) book bags17) adult reading programs18) literacy programs19) first books (giveaway books to kindergarteners) 20) african american resource center programming 21) hispanic resource center programming22) american indian programming 23) genealogy programming24) small business programming25) children's theater series26) bookmobile/outreach programming27) asian american festival28) school break programs29) homework help now

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