About Us

Supporting Literacy and a Love of Learning Throughout Pioneer Library System Communities

Since 2010

Our Foundation proudly serves as the philanthropic fundraising entity for the greater Pioneer Library System.

Our Story

The Pioneer Library System Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable entity established in 2010 to connect individuals and organizations who value libraries with opportunities to expand the Pioneer Library System’s impact in our communities.

For many people, their local library is the only place they can access books, the Internet, and other valuable resources. For others, it is a community gathering space where they can connect, learn, and grow. We believe everyone deserves a chance at a brighter future and our libraries provide access to a world of opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.

We work closely with the Library to identify the best way donor gifts can enhance systemwide and community-based programming and meet the ever-changing needs of the communities we serve. Since our inception, the Foundation has generated more than $2.1 million to strengthen literacy and foster a love of learning throughout the Pioneer Library System service area.

Where We Help

We work throughout the Pioneer Library System, encompassing Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie counties.

The Library’s twelve branches serve the communities of Blanchard, McLoud, Moore, Newcastle, Noble, Norman, Purcell, Southwest Oklahoma City, Shawnee, and Tecumseh.

How We Help

Our donors’ financial support elevates programming and services above and beyond what is possible with public funding alone.

Together, we can place books directly into the hands of children, bring families together to learn, help adults build employment and business skills, and much more.