Anythink Foundation: What we support
Funds raised by the Anythink Foundation support programs and services in four key areas:
- Capital projects
- Public art
- Expansion of collections
- Exceptional programs, activities and computer education
Here are several of the projects made possible thanks to funds raised by the Anythink Foundation.
Backyard Concert Series
Each summer, the Anythink Backyard Concert Series brings eclectic music to the backyard at Anythink Wright Farms. This free, family-friendly event helps bring the community together through music the second Friday of the month, June-August. Funds raised through food and beverage sales benefit the Anythink Foundation. Some of the past bands include The Reminders, Bison Bone, SuperMagick, Hazel Miller Band and more.
Fall Artist Showcase
Anythink and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) have partnered to bring community art to multiple Anythink branches through the BMoCA at Anythink Fall Artist Showcase. This program provides opportunities for community members to explore the artistic process and to engage with collaborative art across the district.
In Oct. 2021, artist Juan Fuentes spearheaded a collaborative photography project to celebrate the immigrant and Spanish-speaking communities of the Eastern Plains at Anythink Bennett. This project culminated in a mural on the library’s exterior that features photographs of residents and scenes of life from within the community. Click here to learn more.
The Anythink Box
Anythink staff are literary wizards, ready to find the perfect title to spark a child’s curiosity and keep them turning the page. The Anythink Box was created to deliver curated selections of books directly to the homes of young readers ages 5-12 and their caregivers.
Over 2,500 collections of books were delivered to young readers in 2021 free of charge.
The Anythink Foundation, along with Adams County Open Spaces, and generous individual donors helped to launch the first Nature Explore outdoor classroom at Anythink Wright Farms in Thornton, Colo. These unique outdoor spaces connect children with nature in a way that supports creativity and learning. With spaces for making music, performing, building, and playing, the Nature Explore outdoor classroom is a natural extension of the play and exploration that happens within the library walls.
This is Who We Are
Anythink’s collaborative public art project “This is Who We Are” partners community members with local artists to create public art pieces that represent the fabric of the community. The first project launched at Anythink Bennett in December 2011 with the help of funds raised by the Anythink Foundation.
This unique project brought people together to create an incredible art piece that lives on in the library. Plans are underway to launch similar projects at each of Anythink’s locations. Through individual contributions and the help of the Anythink Foundation, each local Anythink will include a piece of art that reflects the spirit of the community it serves.