Chadron Public Library Foundation

P.O. Box 1019
Chadron, NE 69337





Gather . . . Explore . . . Grow . . . RENOVATE!


We now accept donations online via PayPal.

Donations may also be dropped off at the library or mailed to the address listed above.

The Chadron Public Library is the most frequented public building in Chadron, providing our citizens with access to creative ideas and learning opportunities. We build and sustain a literate community, promoting healthy minds and bodies, encouraging civic engagement, and advancing arts while offering access to 21st century technology. The library boasts circulation of 46,638 (2019 pre-COVID), 21,586 (2021 post-COVID).

Building cat castles
Building Cat Castles

Street Carnival summer reading
Street Carnival Summer Reading
Native American trading stories
Native American Trading Stories
Fall Film Festival Dancers
Fall Film Festival Dancers

The Chadron Public Library Foundation:

  • Manages fundraisng for the library's upcoming expansion project

  • Provides two annual scholarships of $750 each to students from Dawes County

  • Promotes and assists the library's annual Native American Film and Storytelling Festival each October

  • Is a sponsor of CSC Theatre productions for youth

  • Provides funds for special speakers and musical programs

  • Provides funding for new 21st century technology

  • Provides housing for the Friends of the Library monthly book sale items and additional storage space for the library

Our current goals:

  • Accept a current update of building architectual plans from Ratio|Humphries Poli Architects

  • Seek grants to assist in the capital campaign for funds for the expansion of our 110-year-old Carnagie Library

  • Establish committees to seek donors and supporters of the library

Our foundation welcomes the support of individuals, companies, and philanthropic foundations to ensure this dynamic institution continues into the future.

Your tax deductible donation will help provide a continuing source of income and ensure our community and surrounding area have vital resources in literature, technology, arts, and music available to them.


Chadron Public Library Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3). Federal ID: 47-0692139.
Our mission is to foster a legacy of excellence in community literacy education, cultural enrichment, and enhancement in arts and music.

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