Eckhart Library Foundation

Eckhart Library Foundation

The Eckhart Library Foundation, Inc., is a 501C3 nonprofit, public benefit corporation. Established March 20, 2018, the foundation's purpose is to raise money and restore and rebuild the Historic Main Building of the Eckhart Public Library, as well as to support its future operation.


This organization was formed in response to the July 2017 arson fire that left the main building of the library with significant damage and loss. Though an insurance reimbursement was provided after the fire, the money still needed to revitalize the main library is significant. This foundation was formed as a pathway to write grant proposals and hold community fundraising throughout DeKalb County.

Board positions are as follows:

Carolyn Foley: President

Vicki James: Vice President

W. Erik Weber: Treasurer

Angela Mapes Turner: Secretary

Kathie Kock: Member at Large

Sharon Smith: Member at Large

Robert Tracey: Member at Large

Janelle Graber: Library Liason


Board members of the Eckhart Public Library Foundation. In front, from left: Kathie Kock, Janelle Graber, Sharon Smith, and Carolyn Foley. Back row, from left: Robert Tracey, Vicki James, and Angela Mapes Turner. Not photographed: W. Erik Weber. Photo from KPC News

Board members of the Eckhart Public Library Foundation. In front, from left: Kathie Kock, Janelle Graber, Sharon Smith, and Carolyn Foley. Back row, from left: Robert Tracey, Vicki James, and Angela Mapes Turner. Not photographed: W. Erik Weber. Photo from KPC New. Read the full article here.