In 1999/2000 the Pulaski County Public Library System received a generous donation from the estate of Winfield S. Smith. Professor Smith attributed being well informed and successful to being able to read and having books available throughout one’s life at the public library. The Library Board of Trustees approved using this donation for the establishment of a building fund - Pulaski County Library System Fund - with the Community Foundation of the New River Valley.
In 2013, the library system received a very kind gift in memory of Ethel Flippin. An endowment was created with the Community Foundation to provide another avenue for donations to the public libraries. The yearly income from the Pulaski County Library System Endowment provides funds for programming, library outreach, and improvements to the libraries’ services.
To donate to either fund please contact the Community Foundation of the New River Valley or the library director.