OverDrive-EveryLibrary’s 5K Your Way For Libraries Event Supporter

We are grateful for the generous support that OverDrive is giving us as we embark on our journey to host the first-ever 5K Your Way For Libraries!

The library is more than just a place that holds books, and this is more than just another 5K. You get to decide what your 5K looks like and participate anywhere in the world! Join OverDrive, EveryLibrary, and library supporters around the country from September 26th to October 2nd, 2021, as we raise $50,000.

EveryLibrary’s 5K Your Way For Libraries unites all communities, companies, and individuals across the country as we continue the library-saving work we've been doing for the last 9 years. Involvement in the 5K Your Way For Libraries fundraising event provides your employees, customers, and communities the opportunity to help EveryLibrary save libraries in crisis throughout the country.

OverDrive strives to create “a world enlightened by reading.” Serving a growing network of 73,000 libraries and schools in 88 countries, OverDrive delivers the industry’s largest digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and other content through award-winning apps. The Libby reading app for libraries is one of Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the Decade, while the student reading app Sora is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019.

We are happy to have OverDrive on our team!

Join the 5K Your Way For Libraries movement by becoming a corporate sponsor today! See below what our sponsorship levels include. 

To learn more about available sponsorship levels, please contact Jill Leonowicz at [email protected]

If sponsorship isn't right for you, there are many other ways to get involved:

Form a Team: Become a team leader and invite your friends and family to join your team and raise critical funds.
Join a Team: Join an existing team, get moving, and ask others to support you with a donation.
Join as an Individual: Sign up as an individual, do your thing, and raise some money!
Donate: Make a donation to ensure EveryLibrary can continue to help libraries in crisis across the country.


Event Matching Sponsor

As an Event Matching Sponsor of the 5K Your Way For Libraries you will have the unique opportunity to meld high-level corporate giving with meaningful and impactful mission-driven fundraising. You will also support a “Matching Challenge” to encourage more individual donations from Event team participants. This challenge will be given over a specific period and marketed to all 5K Your Way For Libraries participants and in all event promotions. This challenge will not only provide direct sponsor recognition but will encourage people to be a part of this event and helpfully raise more money for EveryLibrary.


Team Sponsor

If you are looking for something to bring your staff together then consider becoming a Team Sponsor. This is a great way to rally your workplace to come together and help support EveryLibrary’s work as we continue to save libraries. This will give you the opportunity to show your employees that you care about the future of libraries and together you are helping to keep libraries around for future generations.


Event Supporter

Align your organization’s brand with the fight to save libraries by becoming an Event Sponsor. Show the library community that you support the work that EveryLibrary continues to do, as we help public, school, and college libraries secure funding at municipal, state, and federal levels. Also, ensure stable funding and access to libraries for generations to come.


InKind Sponsor

Consider making a donation of any goods or services. Our participants will have the opportunity to receive prizes for their participation. We are planning to recognize the top 3 fundraisers and a few other fun prizes that we are working out. We would love to collaborate with you on what that might be. Your inkind donations could act as prizes for all or some of these accomplishments.