Libraries of Montrose County Foundation

In order to provide Montrose County residents the full measure of resources, services and access befitting great libraries, we need support beyond our current income, which currently allows us to spend less than 50% of the state average on books and other materials. Toward this end, we created the Libraries of Montrose County Foundation.

Our goal is to raise $500,000 in Permanent Book Funds, thereby providing a minimum of $20,000 in annual income to stock the libraries’ shelves with the most current reference materials, the latest award-winning children’s books, and the newest best sellers. We invite you to be a part of this exciting effort.

With a gift of $2,500 or more (which can be pledged over 5 years), you can establish a Permanent Book Fund. Your gift will be invested in perpetuity, with its income used to purchase books annually. You can name the Book Fund and designate the type of books to be purchased. With your permission, your Fund’s name will be added to a plaque in the library, and printed on bookplates to be placed in each book that is purchased. A list of these books will be sent annually to the donor or designee.  View a brochure here.

For information about Permanent Book Funds, please contact Paul Paladino 970.964.2550.


You may complete this form and send it and your check to LMCF, 320 S 2nd Street, Montrose, CO, 81401.  If you’d like to sign up for monthly payments, complete and include this form.

Click on the images below to read the stories behind some of our Permanent Book Funds.

Forever Friends Dinner Bridge Group

Wolverton Family Permanent Book Fund

Tina and Byron McNew Permanent Book Fund

Alpine Bank Permanent Book Fund

Howard & Betty Bjelland Permanent Book Fund

Merry Chris Jones Permanent Book Fund

Cathy White & Iva Brattebo Permanent Book Fund

Lester & Ruth Sendecki Permanent Book Fund

Robb & Lynne Ruyle Permanent Book Fund

Nick & Kristen Neubaum Permanent Book Fund

Charles A. Manis Memorial Permanent Book Fund

Fred & Molly Brown Permanent Book Fund

Ellery & Sally E. McClintock Permanent Book Fund