Christian and Ruth Fisher Aplington Library Memorial Fund

Ruth and Chris Fisher, long-time Aplington residents, always highly valued reading, learning, and education as they raised their children and influenced their eleven grandchildren. They also made it a priority to share their time and money with their community. To reinforce their values and carry on their legacy, the Christian and Ruth Fisher Aplington Library Memorial Fund was established with the Butler County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. It is the hope of the children and grandchildren of Ruth and Christian that this memorial fund will serve as a lasting legacy for their parents' love of reading and lifelong learning. 

Your gift to the Christian and Ruth Fisher Aplington Library Memorial Fund will support and enrich the resources, programs, services, and facilities of the Aplington Legion Memorial Library. This fund is eligible for the Endow Iowa 25% state tax credit. Gifts to the permanent endowment funds of the Community Foundation that benefit Iowa charitable causes are eligible to receive a 25% state tax credit through the Endow Iowa program. Your gift will also be eligible for federal deductions for charitable giving. 

All gifts can be sent to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa through secure payment methods. 

Ways to give to this endowment fund: 

  • Cash 
    • Cash gifts are fully deductible up to 50% of the donor's adjusted gross income in any one year. Deduction amounts exceeding this limit may be carried forward for up to five additional years.
  • Appreciated Securities
    • Gifts of appreciated securities (stocks and bonds, including stock in closely held companies) at full market value is deductible as a charitable contribution of up to 30% of your adjusted gross income.
  • Estate/Will Designations
  • Retirement Plans
  • Real Estate
  • Gift of Grain
  • Farmland
  • Life Insurance
  • Trusts and Other Giving Vehicles

More information regarding giving to this fund can be found at this link:

Click on this link for a mailing form to send gifts regarding this fund to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa: Fund Flyer with Gift Statement and Information

Give Financial Gifts Separate of the Memorial Fund to the Library

Your gift of money is always welcome at the Library. We have various programs to suit your giving needs. A gift to the library is a nice way to commemorate a person, a birthday or other special event.
  • Monetary gifts can be personally delivered to the library or may be sent to:
    Aplington Legion Memorial Library
    929 Parriott Street, P.O. Box 38
    Aplington, Iowa 50604
  • If the gift is being given to commemorate someone, please specify the name of that person and the name of the giver.  If a receipt is needed, please indicate that as well.
  • If the purchase of a specific item or type of item is desired with the gift of the money, this should be discussed with Alexis Karsjens, the library director at or call 319-347-2432.

Give Materials

Donations are always welcome
The library accepts gifts of gently used books, CDs, DVD's and other materials. If you are cleaning out your home or office, consider donating your used items to the library.  Unused craft supplies are welcomed. We do not accept encyclopedia's.