*New* Westside Library
Jul 18, 2024 11:30 AM
Charity Tyler, Executive Dir CR Public Library
*New* Westside Library

Charity D. Tyler – Bio

Originally from Oklahoma City, Charity made Cedar Rapids, Iowa her home after graduating from Coe College.

She has been Executive Director for the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation since 2015.

In this role, Charity transitioned the Library Foundation from funding capital projects and book purchases to focus on funding innovative programs and services like Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. She has grown community support through annual giving, advocacy, and planned giving. Today, Charity is leading the charge for the Inspiring Big Dreams Campaign to build a new Westside Library.

Charity is the Immediate Past President and Financial Officer for United for Libraries, the division of the American Library Association (ALA) that supports Trustees, Foundations, and Friends of Libraries.

She and her husband Chris live in Cedar Rapids with their children Callista, Samantha, and Jonathan and four-legged family members: Steve Tyler Cat and Kevin Tyler Dog.