Idaho Tax Credits for library donations explained

As we turn the calendar over to
November this weekend, many of us have already started thinking about
end-of-year charitable giving and saving some money in taxes for 2020. 
With that thought in mind, I would like to further explain how much a
contribution to our public library can help in more tax savings. 
Monetary contributions to Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL)
Foundation will receive a tax credit in addition to the federal and
Idaho deductions for charitable contributions.

contribution to our public library (CMPL) qualifies you for a tax
credit under Idaho Code section 63-3029A.  The credit is 1/2 (one-half)
the total contribution, not to exceed $1,000 for joint returns or $500
for individual returns, $5,000 for corporations, and not to exceed 50%
of your income tax liability. 

More information may be obtained from your accountant or the Idaho State Tax Commission. (Donations of goods and services do not apply.)

With this in mind, we would like to
remind the community that we truly welcome your monetary contributors to
the CMPL Foundation, the volunteer group which is raising funds to
expand and furnish our existing library in Orofino,

you have already donated in the past, but not in 2019, this is an
excellent time to consider making another donation and earn a sizable
tax credit in addition to the regular tax deductions for charitable

As mentioned in
previous articles and statements, we are so close to meeting our overall
goal to fund this exciting expansion! About $60,000 is needed to fund
Phase 4. Following Phase 4, we will look at the furnishings and details
to finish and wrap up the project.

looking back, to think that our groundbreaking occurred just 2 1/2
years ago is almost unbelievable! I hope, you have kept up with the
weekly notices of money raised, which is in each issue of news. We will
continue to keep everyone abreast of our progress until we are ready to
have our Grand Opening! 

Your contribution can be mailed to: CMPL Foundation, 139 High Country Lane, Ahsahka, ID 83520. Thanks to all our supporters!

By Jo Moore

Memorial Fund Continues to Grow with Doug Crockett’s Name

Since establishing the Memorial Fund to honor the important people in our lives, the list that Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL) maintains on its website continues to lengthen, with the latest being that of Doug Crockett, a well-known figure and an important asset to the library itself. Doug used his computer skills to keep the internet system going for the library staff for many years, and he could be seen often working on one problem or another to keep CMPL operating in its new technological age. Doug’s name will live on in the appreciation of his volunteer work there.
Along with Doug Crockett, the Memorial Board will include many citizens who lived and contributed to the life of the the Orofino community, including the following:

Memorial Honor Roll
Dave Braun,
Lois & Carroll Brock,
Lynn Card,
Alice Colfer,
Harry Cummings,
Shirley Finke,
Roger Fisk, Sr.,
Harry & Agnes Freeman,
Jeanette Gorman,
Keith Gwinn,
Eve C. Harber,
Richard, Jack & David Hathaway,
Gean Kilroe,
Lois Looms,
Mike McNichols,
Ray & Judy Mitchell,
Stan Pearce,
Ruth Pearce (early Librarian),
Harriet Reese,
Verdia Reggear,
Brent Richardson,
Pam Seiss,
Larry Sharrai,
Julius & Florence Shubach,
Gail Underwood,
Harry Walrath,
Robert & Vera Werner


Those who have contributed greatly to the welfare and success of CMPL and are being recognized by others include:

Kitty Geidl,
Jo Moore,
Ginger Rowland

Memorials/Honorary donations are gladly welcomed by the CMPL Foundation to honor those respected citizens and loved ones. Supporters and friends of Clearwater Memorial Public Library are finding this an excellent and comforting way to extend their regards and also place in perpetual memory those who lived/are living a good life. If you would like to remember someone special, just send your donation, name of the person to honor, and your name to CMPL Foundation at 139 High Country Lane, Ahsahka, ID 83520

(Added Note)
The CMPL Foundation volunteers are currently working to raise the funds for Phase 3! The goal of $221,000 was reached for Phase 2 with the generous gift of $50,000 recently from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation. Help is now being solicited from local contributors in the way of labor and/or supplies, as well as with grant applications. Danielle Hardy, the foundation volunteer grant writer and project manager, is busy filling out applications and inquiring about additional help to accomplish our goals for Phase 3 and Phase 4. We are working hard to keep the entire expansion project under budget, and saving as much of our donated monies as we can, to make this new library a state of the art institution for Orofino’s future

Jo Moore, Chair, CMPL Foundation!

Bidding Open for Gala Holiday Dinner

By Jo Moore

Bidding has opened to claim a six-course formal candlelight dinner to be held  sometime between December 1 and February 28, 2019 at the High Country Inn. A minimum bid of $350 has already been matched with a $400 bid, and those interested in winning this private dinner (value $800) has until Friday, November 9 at 5 pm to secure the highest offer.  This gala candlelight dinner, served in style with crystal and sterling flatware, will be prepared and served by Jo, Richard, and Cathy Moore in their beautiful inn,  with all proceeds benefiting the expansion project’s phase III of Orofino’ s library. Whoever makes the highest bid will be the winner of the dinner, and a date for the event can be set with  Jo Moore, proprietor of the inn  The menu for this gala dinner may be found in the accompanying ad in this week’s Clearwater Tribune..

Bids will be taken by calling CMPL ( Clearwater Memorial Public Library)  (208-476-3411) or going to the library on Michigan Avenue  between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday. Each day the highest bid will be tallied, and the high bidder from the previous day will be called and given the opportunity to raise his/her bid.  The highest bid offered by 5 pm on Friday, November 9 will be proclaimed the winner. The date for the meal  can be set at a later date, but must be served by the end of February of 2019, unless other arrangements are made.

The menu for this holiday dinner will be found in the accompanying ad in this week’s issue of the Clearwater Tribune.  Good luck on your bidding!

Place your bid with CMPL (the library) at 208-476-3411 (or visit library) Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm. Last day is Friday, November 9. Each day highest bidder will be tallied and call made to previous day’s high bidder.
Minimum bid for this week (October 10) is to be more than $400.

Oktoberfest Featured Artist Larry Boyd

Clearwater Memorial Public Library Foundation is pleased to introduce Larry Boyd
who is our featured artist for the Oktoberfest to be held Saturday, September 29 at
the High Country Inn. One picture per seating will be auction off during the event.
Larry and his wife, Charlotte of over 35 years live in Eagle, Idaho. They have three
grown children. A graduate of Boise State University, Larry earned his Master of
Arts degree in behavioral science from California State University. He recently
retired from a 43 year career with CH2M in engineering management.
He is principally a self-taught artist but has taken workshops by several famous
artists. Perhaps the most influential teachers have been Tony Couch, Frank Webb,
Sterling Edwards, Don Andrews, and Stephen Quiller. Larry has been awarded
“signature status” with the Idaho Watercolor Society (IWS) and in 2014 and 2016
he received the Jack Richeson Art Award for outstanding achievement as a
watercolor artist in the IWS annual juried exhibition.
Larry paints in multiple mediums—watercolor, pastels, acrylics, and pen and ink,
and primarily paints landscapes. Living in Idaho and the Northwest, the subject
matter for his art is virtually limitless. As an artist, he moves from a
representational rendering to a more impressionistic communication of the essence
of the subjects of his art. Larry recently paid a visit to Jo Moore’s High Country Inn
and while there he hiked and drove around the area, shooting scenes with his
camera. On his return home, he used some of his photos to create his impressions
on canvas. Two of these renderings, which he created specifically for Jo’s library
foundation, will be presented at the OKTOBERFEST dinner, along with another he
created from a photo he took in Arizona. These paintings are originals, and will not
be copied.

Kick-off for Phase III

OKTOBERFEST  Kicks off Phase III Fundraising
By Jo Moore

The second annual OKTOBERFEST benefitting CMPL’s foundation fundraising efforts will be Saturday, September 29 at the High Country Inn.  This fundraiser is the official kick-off of the campaign to pay for Phase III of the expansion project for Orofino’s  Clearwater Memorial Public Library.  Phase II fundraising was brought to an exciting finish with the $50,000 donation from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation which was recently received, as  well as a healthy surplus from Phase I construction, due to savings from contributed labor and supplies.The amount accrued for Phase II amounts to over $210,000.  Now the focus will be to collect enough funds for Phase III to begin as soon as the current stage of construction can be accomplished.  The second phase for the expansion includes the plumbing and electrical  work and interior insulation and walls of the new building, as well as preparation of the adjacent parking lot, which was cleared with the demolition of an older house purchased by the CMPL Board of Trustees.

OKTOBERFEST will be an all-day celebration, with three separate seatings  for a full German dinner, served at 12 noon, 3 pm, and at 6 pm.  Each dinner will be accompanied by entertainment and a separate auction, with some exciting items being offered for each seating. Tickets are $35 each, and assigned to a particular seating time when purchased.  A biergarten, serving authentic German beer and wines, will be manned by volunteer foundation members.  Guests are invited to bring their own beer stein if they have one, and a small prize will be offered for the most appealing one. Guess are free to dress in German or Alpine attire, or just casual. Entertainment directed by Margaret Whitten will be ongoing during dinner as well as a singalong to add to guests’ enjoyment of the afternoon.

All proceeds from the OKTOBERFEST will help begin the fundraising for the third phase of construction of the expansion, which will include a remodel of the administration area, addition of a larger children’s section and a new staff break room area, The projected goal for Phase III is $182,000. We invite all our supporters to purchase dinner tickets and/or help in other ways to keep our fundraising ongoing.  We appreciate everyone’s help in the community to make this renovated and expanded library a “state of the art” institution for all our citizens to enjoy for years to come!

Silent Auction for the Oktoberfest!

We have a silent auction going on at the October 1 Oktoberfest! We are beginning with two packages to bid on kept at the library until the event. Come on down and bid on either the Wildhorse Getaway or the Mazatlan Menagerie!

Wildhorse getaway flyer & Mazatlan Menagerie flyer

International Read Aloud Day!

Thursday, February 16, 2017 is International Read Aloud Day! Literacy improves lives! Reading aloud creates shared memories and heroes. Pick a book, a poem, an article and read aloud to someone you love today!

http://www.litworld.org/wrad/ for more information!

Coffee Mug Promotion prototypes

We’re looking at making some CMPL coffee mugs for a fundraiser! Here are some possible designs!

  1. Building and Raccoons
  2. Building
  3. Bookshelves
  4. Bookshelves – simpler
  5. Logo

Filming of library fundraiser


Lauren Paterson of Muse Media came and shot our library fundraiser video footage on Friday! It was fun to work with her and the kids didn’t get too terribly fussy! She went over to VFW and recruited a few extra faces… Stay tuned for the end product!

Lauren Marie Paterson
Multimedia Journalist | Digital Media Consultant
Business Line: (208) 935 – 7530 | Cell: (208) 301 – 0087

Tall, Tight Bookshelves – a plea for funds

title-color-20161110We have created a book for fundraising for our library. It is comprised of a poem written by a collaboration of local folks and illustrated by an elementary student. It can be downloaded here.

Low resolution (small file): librarypoem2-color-smallfile.pdf

High resolution (large file): librarypoem2-color.pdf