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Gifts for the Library


Community Library Board of Trustees are happy to receive gifts for the library. Any donations to the library becomes its property and are used by the Board of Trustees in the best manner for the library.

Individuals or groups may give money toward the purchase of materials, equipment or furnishings by contacting the Library Director. Plaques or plates will be put on the donated items identifying the donor.

The library regrets it is unable to accept gifts of furniture or objects unless they fit into the architect's plan for the completed structure. The Library Director will advise the potential donor of this determination.


Memorial Program

Community Library provides a Memorial Program to the community as an alternative to flowers at funerals. Anyone wishing to remember someone may do so by giving money for a book or other material to the library. This is done by giving money to the library with a note stating what it is for, the person to memorialized, given by whom. Addresses will also be needed.

The Library Director will attempt to select an item to match the interest of the deceased to memorialize the person. The donor may be contacted to approve the selection.

A bookplate will be inserted in the book naming the person who gave the book and the person is was given to honor. The same information is recorded in the Accession Book next to the item's number.

The family of the deceased will receive a card from the Community Library stating the gift.

The item given to the library will be noted in the Memorials and Honors Book so the book may be retrieved for anyone wishing it.

Memorials in the past have purchased equipment, books, and periodicals and even given land to the library. At the present the library holds funding for some furnishings, landscaping and a heritage room in the new facility.

Because the library buys books in quantity, it saves the donor to give the library money to purchase the books through the library jobbers. The Library Director will help the person find the right item for the gift and explain options to the donor.


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