We produce high definition television programs as economically as possible. Our current average cost per program is:


These costs include writing, travel, shooting, editing, graphics, music, scoring, program product mastering and distribution, insurance and overhead. Our intention is to keep our costs as low as possible while producing programs with the highest standards of quality achievable.

You may help in the following ways:

  • $37,134.00
    All the direct costs of producing a GLOW episode from concept to broadcast master. (Along with your check, submit a list of libraries you’d like us to consider featuring in a forthcoming episode).
  • $10,000.00
    Program location shoot.
  • $5,000.00
    Program Location equipment.
  • $1,000.00
    Program location lodging.
  • $500.00
    Program raw video tape and hard drives.

    [GLOW stores all video, audio and graphic elements associated with an episode. We also provide a copy of these files to the featured library for long-range storage and availability. A QuickTime Broadcast Master File of each finished episode is also posted on the Internet Archive (www.archive.org).]

  • $100.00
    One month insurance premium.
  • $50.00
    Per diem for sub-contractors.
  • Any amount you can afford.
    Every dollar helps and donations of any size are enthusiastically welcomed by the GLOW team.
  • In-kind donations are also gratefully accepted, especially
    1. airline travel points
    2. hotel accommodations or frequent guest points
    3. American Express points
    4. Open Table (www.opentable.com) points

Every donor contributing over $50 receives acknowledgement in an episode of GLOW, and receives a copy of the episode in production at the time the donation is received.

Mailing Address

Great Libraries of the World
6000 Brookdale Drive
Carmel, CA 93923

Wire Transfer Banking information is available upon request.

If you would like to see us in your town, become our ambassador and
ask your local PBS station’s Program Director to carry the show.