Foundation Stories

Why I Give: Stann Tate

I remember going to the local library in my hometown in Ohio, with my mom, when I was probably 3 or 4 years old. I always loved the Curious George books. Ever since, libraries have been a place of adventure and exploration in my personal life. I enjoy the miles and miles of endless opportunities for learning and discovery you have when you walk into a library.

Libraries continue to be the heart of many communities. Libraries are places to communicate, share information and gain knowledge. Libraries have evolved over the years and will continue to do so for years to come.

I love to read, yet I have to admit that Cleveland Guardians baseball is just about all I’m watching on TV and my phone. When the season is over – we’ll see.

I enjoy sharing my time and resources with organizations that are paramount to the growth of communities and people. That’s why I have been a member of the Johnson County Library Foundation Board of Directors since January 2022. I’ve volunteered with the Foundation’s signature fundraiser, Library Lets Loose, since 2017. I have to say it is an easy decision to give time and talent to support Library Lets Loose: it’s a fun event that has a lot of high energy and it’s a party! Come and Let Loose with us on September 23!

Libraries need to be supported – they definitely figure prominently in the future of our society. Libraries will continue to grow and evolve to serve as centers of knowledge and information that strive to meet the needs of all communities. I’m proud to be a part of the evolution.

Share it on

Your investment in Johnson County Library generates a 300% return.