Annual Giving Appeal
Thank you for supporting the Public Library of New London.
The library is a 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Click here for a donation form to mail to the library: Annual Appeal Gift Form 2014 – 2015
Dear Public Library of New London patron and supporter,
A large percentage of our community depends on us for their reading needs. Putting a book in the hands of a child is a powerful way to open worlds of possibilities for their future.
Everyone takes for granted that the Library is the place to go for recently published books, current magazines and newspapers, even though we know that today’s Library offers so much more. Best of all, those materials are available for free thanks to the generosity of those who support the Library’s mission. But these are tough financial times.
We have cut hours of service and left several Library positions unfilled. We are still offering vital and engaging programs for all ages, but our funds for new books and materials has plummeted to one third of what it was just a few years ago. Most importantly, parents depend on us to keep our children’s room well-stocked with books that will captivate young readers’ imaginations and give them a good start on their way toward a lifelong love of reading and learning.
We need to focus this year’s fundraising efforts on providing more dollars for books and materials so that we can continue to keep our collection refreshed and up-to-date. To this end, we’ve established a $20,000 fundraising goal for this year. And of course we’re asking you to help us reach that goal. No amount is too small—or too large. Here’s what we can do with whatever level of giving is appropriate for you:
$25 will buy one hardcover book
$50 will buy three children’s hardcover picture books
$75 will buy two yearly magazine subscriptions
$100 will buy three months of a newspaper subscription
Please help us to continue making new books, magazines and newspapers available to our patrons. Use the enclosed envelope to send your contribution to our 2014 – 2015 Giving Fund at the level that best suits your circumstances. Thank you so much.
Daneen Roth, President, Public Library of New London Board of Trustees