Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation

About Us

The mission of the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation is to support and enhance the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library by raising funds for information resources, programs, services, and facilities.  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by a volunteer board of directors and supported by individual donors and community partners.

The Library Foundation provides critical support to the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library by:

  • Increasing the footprint of the Library;
  • Expanding the Library collections to include Core Collections;
  • Enhancing high-caliber programs and services that nurture literacy, the imagination, and lifelong learning.

The Library Foundation and the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library work together, in a strong partnership, to determine where private funds can have the greatest impact for the children and adults of our community.  It does not raise money for day-to-day library operations; instead it complements the funding provided by property taxpayers of Archuleta County.

This work is made possible because of the generosity from the people, foundations, community organizations, and businesses that give to the Library Foundation and share our belief in the transformational power of the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library.

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors guide the Library Foundation in all its activities.  They are challenged with guiding the organization and work closely with the Board of Trustees and staff of the Ruby Sisson Library to determine where private funds can have the greatest impact for the children and adults of our community.

The 2019 Board of Directors are from left to right:

Alan Saltzstein, Nadine Carter, Carol Sheets, Meg Wempe (executive director for the Ruby Sisson Library), Gayle Dixon, Cindi Galabota (development officer for the Ruby Sisson Library and the Library Foundation), and Rick Stinchfield. Photo credit: Jeff Laydon, Pagosa Photography

Help us build a better future with the Library we all love!

You may support the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation in a variety of ways:

1. Donate ~ your financial support helps restore and revitalize library services, programs and facilities for people of all ages.

Please make checks payable to:  Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation (RSMLF)

Donations may be mailed to: PO Box 2045, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147

2. Get involved ~ volunteer your time on a committee and support our programs.

3. Tell your friends about us.

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