There are a number of ways you can support the Newbury Town Library. Donations from generous individuals and institutions allow the Library to update and increase collections, provide special events and programs for the community, and make building improvements. All the support that we receive from our community allows us to increase resources and services for our patrons.
Please consider supporting the Library today in one of the ways suggested below. All financial contributions to the library are tax deductible, to the extent allowable by law.
Join, Donate, or Volunteer for the Friends of the Newbury Town Library
Membership allows you to join our most loyal community of supporters. The Friends of the Newbury Town Library is a volunteer group that provides supplementary services and supplies to the Library. Your membership allows the Friends to make purchases and support various library programs and activities not covered in the operating budget. Other ways you can help the Friends help the Library are to donate or volunteer. Members of the Friends of the Library receive regular newsletter communications. Click here to learn more about donating to the Friends.
Shop with Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop – at no cost to you! We invite you to choose the Friends of the Newbury Town Library as your favorite charitable organization. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Friends of the Newbury Town Library. All you need to do is click this Amazon Smile link, and start shopping. (To make it easier, we recommend bookmarking the link.) Why not start now?
Lois W. Smith Endowment Fund
The Lois W. Smith Endowment Fund is a permanent fund, the purpose of which is to supplement and enhance technology programs and services offered by the Newbury Town Library to benefit the community. Examples could include video production services, digitization of archival material, both public and within the library’s collection, and programs in coding and other emerging technologies for ages 5 to 90. For more information or to donate, click the link above.
Make a Contribution
You don’t need to make a long-term commitment to make a lasting impact. Gifts to the Library enable us to continue our mission of enriching lives and expanding horizons by providing outstanding educational, cultural, and technological programs and services. Every little bit helps.
Make a planned gift by including the Library in your estate and financial plans in one of following ways:
- Remember the Library in Your Will: Include the Library in your estate plan; it’s easy to do even if you already have a will.
- Charitable Gift Annuity: The gift that gives back. Make a meaningful gift to the Library and receive payments for life.
- Charitable Trusts: Benefit the Library and your family and other heirs in a tax-advantaged manner.
- Other Planned Gift Options: Consider leaving assets in your retirement plan, life insurance policy, and other financial accounts to the Library. It’s a simple and tax-efficient way to fund your legacy.
Honor and Memorial Gifts
A gift made in one’s name is always a meaningful way to mark a special occasion or to remember or honor a beloved family member, respected friend, or colleague. Books or furnishings given “in memory of” or “in honor of” individuals may be designated by a memorial bookplate or plaque. As long as they are consistent with the mission of the library, gifts can be designated for special programs or areas of interest of the donor.
Donate Books & Materials
The Library welcomes your donated books, audio books, movies, and music, in good condition.
Shop at the Library
Shop our collection of books, movies, and music in the continuing booksale found in the Friends bookstore within the library. Also available for purchase are custom bumper stickers, Town of Newbury hats, mugs and boat flags, and local prints. It’s a great way to give back to your community. Also, be sure to attend the continuing book sale located near the library’s circulation desk anytime.
The Friends of the Newbury Town Library welcome volunteers who would be interested in helping out with some of the many services the Friends provide, including: membership drives, museum passes, fundraisers like the Fall Festival and Spring Plant Sale to name a few.All volunteers are warmly welcomed, receiving group support and encouragement in a relaxed atmosphere, team training when needed and community appreciation.
For more information on supporting the Newbury Town Library, click here or contact Library Director Jean Ackerly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for considering the library as a recipient of your generosity.