the Vestavia Hills Library Foundation

Simply put, the Library in the Forest makes Vestavia Hills a better place. It is more than a beautiful, eco-friendly building. It is more than books. It is more than technology. It is a vibrant community center dedicated to enriching, empowering, educating and entertaining all who enter the door. And, it is yours.

Since the opening of the new facility less than four years ago, more people than ever before are turning to the Library in the Forest to meet their need for information, culture and entertainment. Each day, lives are touched. Minds are nourished and our community is strengthened.

The library foundation aspires to build upon this success by creating a perpetual endowment to enrich the resources and enhance the potential of the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest. Please continue to support the Library in the Forest as your own. Yours to explore. Yours to celebrate. And, yours to grow. Great libraries need great friends and we are thrilled to count you as one!

Foundation Chair: Kiley Watson  
Foundation Vice Chair: Steve Reeves  
Foundation Executive Dir: Lauren Daniel 205.978.4632
Foundation Members: Kendall Millsap June Clark
Olivia Wells Paige Harris Mindy Bodenhamer
Lawrence “Larry” Cochran Wendy Johnson Jason Waters
Anna McClendon Jason Gardner

Giving Options

The Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is further determined a Section 509 (a) (3) Type III, Supporting Organization. As such, your gift to the Foundation is tax deductible. Gifts can be made online or by mailing the Foundation office at 1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216.


Buy a Leaf Gift

Looking for a special gift idea?

Support the Library in the Forest by purchasing a leaf as a gift, honorarium or memorial to a special loved one(s).

The Leaf Wall is permanently located on the Main Level near the Grand Stair Case. Anyone may be honored or recognized on etched acrylic plaques with bright and colorful leaves.

The cost of the leaves are:

One leaf......................................................$1,000
Two leaves.................................................$1,500
Family leaf cluster (up to 4 leaves)........$2,000
(with additional leaves @ $500 each)

To purchase a leaf, please print and return the completed form to the library.

One Time Gift
Every gift to the Foundation is appreciated and needed. You may make a one-time gift by clicking the GIVE A GIFT button at the top or bottom of the page. A  gift can be mailed to the Foundation office at 1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216.


The Vestavia Hills Public Library welcomes gifts of all sizes and accepts donations of cash, security and tangible personal property.

Gift Types Can Include:

  • Wills & Living Trusts
  • Life Income Plans
  • Retirement Plan Assets
  • In-Kind Gifts
  • Gift of Stock
  • Employee Matching Gifts
  • Memorial and Named Gifts
  • A variety of other assets such as securities, life insurance and U.S. savings bonds.

If you need assistance or have questions about making a donation to the Library Foundation, please call the Foundation office at 978-4632 and leave a message or email

Multi Year Pledge

The Vestavia Hills Library Foundation allows donors an opportunity to make a pledge which may be paid over a three year period. Multi-year donations may be made online using a credit card by clicking the GIVE A GIFT button at the top or bottom of the page.

Foundation News

2013 Annual Report

To find out more about the Foundation, read our Annual Report.

2013 Annual Report

Welcome to the Library in the Forest

The Library in the Forest Exterior

Adult Services Section

Memorial Garden