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Annual Giving 2017 – 2018

Thank you for supporting the Public Library of New London.

 Click HERE for a donation form to mail to the library:  Annual Appeal Gift Form
Click HERE to make your donation online:  Online Donation Form.  

Click HERE for the Annual Report Infographic.
Click HERE for a list of generous donors from 2016-2017.

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Dear Public Library of New London Patron and Supporter,

For the past two years our Annual Giving effort has focused on 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. This ongoing initiative helps our youngest children experience a wide variety of early literacy books, ensuring that they enter school ready and eager to read. Your support for this program has shown remarkable results.  Since the program began two years ago, 2,954 books were added to the children’s collection.  Circulation in libraries across the country is declining and it is a salute to New London that the number of books borrowed from the children’s room has increased 36% since the program began.

Our Library has always been a hot spot for so much — books, programs and free computer and internet use.  Now we can lend literal Hot Spots! This technology allows patrons to use the internet, even if they do not have it at home.  Paired with a laptop or cellphone, our borrowable Hot Spots are free of charge and are great for continuing online research from home or away, well after Library hours.  We currently have two devices, but the demand is great and providing more lendable Hot Spots is also a focus of our 2017 Appeal.

Once again we are setting the Annual Giving goal at $20,000. The response in the past has been gratifying, but has always fallen short of that target.  We hope you can help us reach that goal this year by increasing your annual gift according to your means, and perhaps asking a friend or neighbor to answer our appeal as well.

Last year the Library sponsored 1,143 programs and community groups held 383 meetings at the Library.  We are a vital part of the community and we want to continue transforming the lives of those who most need our free resources and programs.

Please help us with your gift!

Here’s a breakdown of what levels of giving can do for our goal:

$50       three high-quality children’s picture books

$150      newspaper subscriptions for one month

$300      one portable wireless Hotspot and data service for one year

$1,000   Ancestry.com or another valuable data base for one year

No amount is too small–or too large!  Please donate now to help us make this goal a reality.

Click HERE for a donation form to mail to the library:  Annual Appeal Gift Form

Click HERE to make your donation online:  Online Donation Form.  

Sincerely,

Daneen Roth
President, Public Library of New London Board of Trustees

The Public Library of New London is a 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.