Aiken County and the Friends can only provide so much financial support for the renovation. The library needs the support of everyone in whatever amount they can afford. Because the Friends are a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization, all donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Membership dues, book sales, special fund-raising activities, donations, and an Endowment Fund all enable the Friends to provide funding for critical library needs beyond the County’s ability. Thanks to the generosity of the Mr. H.W. Dibble and Mrs. Shirley Struthers estates, the Friends Endowment Fund was created. It provides long term funding to supplement county funds. The principle must remain intact to provide dependable income in perpetuity.