DECEMBER 21, 2016
Contact: Meg Lojek, Director,

The McCall Public Library Board of Trustees plans to engage in a capital campaign to raise funds to increase the size of the facility located at 218 E Park Street, McCall Idaho. Based on a needs assessment, community input, City Council direction, and conceptual drawings developed by Humphries Poli Architects, the anticipated cost of the entire project will be up to $6 million to increase the library size from 4,800 to 12,000 square feet. The Library Board intends to raise the needed funds through fundraising and grants.
The Library Board seeks the assistance of an individual with the ability to develop and execute a campaign plan.  The Board believes the community is in support of this project and that there is great potential for giving. The Fundraising Coordinator will work together with all involved parties to keep track of the details and keep momentum moving forward.

The current building was built in 1972. Over the years, the Library’s most significant challenge has become space limitations for community meetings, children’s programs, lectures, films, 3D printing, and more. The shelves exceed the recommended load for books, there is very little leisure reading space, and the building is not up to current standards for ADA.

The Library ranks near the top in Idaho, according to state-wide statistics, in attendance and circulation for communities of similar size. An expanded library building is a part of the McCall Public Library’s Board of Trustees’ Strategic Plan. Library usage is up, and the popular programs are ever-more creative components of the community. With effective library expansion, members of the community will have a space to come together and enjoy each other and the library resources.

McCall Public Library Board of Trustees requests submissions from those with fundraising experience interested in guiding a 12 to 18-month capital campaign to raise money to finance an expanded, flexible library facility to meet the service needs of our community now and for future generations.
The purpose of this request is to retain a Fundraising Coordinator who will:

•    Who are the Library’s allies and who might oppose a campaign?
•    Identification of the amount of money that can be reasonably raised
•    Who might be leaders in the fundraising effort, both within the Library community and among other residents?
•    Names of potential major donors/funders and what might interest them?
•    Possible alternatives for raising funds?
•    What role should Board members, staff and the Friends of the Library take in the campaign?
•    What training would we need to ensure a quality, uniform approach by all involved in this team effort?
•    Identification of costs associated with managing the capital campaign

We consider applicants on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.