There are many ways to donate to the Butler Public Library.
Here are just a few:
- Bookplate dedication: For $25 you can dedicate a new library book, already owned by the library, in a person’s honor in two ways. You choose the subject area and the library will select the book and insert a bookplate, or you select the book. The bookplate will show the name of the donor and/or the name of the person or people being honored: birthday, birth, anniversary, promotion, graduation, retirement, achievement, or in memoriam.
- Shop Book Sales Shop at the library’s twice a year book sale, in April during National Library Week, and in September as part of the Butler-wide garage sale. Check the library’s website for details on both sales
- Friends’ Group Annual Drive: Say ‘yes’ when contacted by the Friends’ group during its annual drive.
- Write a check: Write a check to the library or Friends group for any amount, for any occasion, or ‘just because.’
- Philanthropic: Many companies set aside funds for philanthropic purposes and allocate the money through their gift matching programs. These programs allow employees (and often their spouses or company retirees) to make a contribution to a non-profit organization, which is then matched by a corporate gift. Matching levels vary, but regardless of the match, these gifts are greatly appreciated by the library. Although procedures for matching gift programs vary, matching gift forms are usually obtained through the employer’s intranet or human resources office.
- Legacy: Consider leaving a legacy by naming the Butler Public Library in your will or estate plans, including charitable annuities and trusts as well as life insurance and retirement plan gifts. Be sure to consult your tax advisor and/or attorney first.
- Year-End Contributions: Don’t forget the library as you make your year-end charitable contributions. The library is a 501(c)3 organization.
- Volunteering: Donations don’t have to be only monetary. Volunteering is also a great way to donate.
- Do you have a hobby or interest you want to share? The library will help you create and run a program. Like gardening? The library has flowerboxes that periodically need tending. Enjoy arts and crafts? Craft kits need to be created for the library’s popular Children’s Programs. An organizer? Because our collections are constantly in use, our bookshelves are always in need of straightening. We’d love to have you as a volunteer.
For additional information visit the library or call 973-838-3262. Click here for a PDF of this information