Just like reading a book, we want a library that opens up a world of discovery for kids, an equitable place that students are drawn to and feel safe in, and a flexible space for parents to use while on campus or in between appointments.
The new library will honor two instrumental leaders in the history of St. Joseph School, George and Debra Hofbauer. George led our school from 1977 to 2012 and Debra worked in the Advancement Office for nearly 30 years. Together they changed the shape of the school and created a thriving environment. They envisioned the Wyckoff Gym, started the school’s endowment, kicked off the Jog-a-thon, and more.
Our new library will be called The Hofbauer Family Library and Learning Center.
We find ourselves at a tipping point and want to take the library into the future. We’re raising funds for a state-of-the art library renovation that appeals to all grade levels and the entire community. It’s been 30 years since we’ve revived this space. The past 18 months have demonstrated the need for better space utilization.
These renderings from our architects show how we envision the space while meeting the needs of our students and community.
If you'd like to review the renderings in person and discuss the project, we’re more than happy to provide you with a private tour. Email Erin Oest-Larsen to set up your tour.
The library opened in November 2022 and is enjoyed by the entire community. We still need your support! We've raised $1.3M against our $1.5M goal. All gifts matter. Thank you to our generous community! Furthermore, through prudent budgeting, wise planning, and generous donors, St. Joseph School funded the preconstruction costs for this project.
We’re excited to offer a variety of ways you can make a gift, such as, a monthly donation, including St. Joseph School in your financial plans, corporate matching gift, pledging a gift to be paid within five years, and more. All gifts to the Building Our Future Library Fund of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a donor wall prominently located in the school.
The St. Joseph School non-profit tax identification (EIN) is 91-1109787
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