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Annual Giving 2016 – 2017

Annual GivingAppeal 2016 – 2017


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

Click HERE to make your donation online.  

Click here for 2015-2016 Annual Report and a list of our donors.

Summers are wonderful, but the “summer slide” is not.   Reading skills sharply decline for students who stop reading when school stops in June.

One of the best ways for kids to keep reading is to have multiple copies of books on the summer reading lists of AND to have lots of the favorite, new titles kids always want.

Just like adults, kids have “best sellers” and those are the books that need to be available.  Please donate a few dollars to be sure our New London students find just what they want when they visit the library this summer.

DID YOU KNOW that for the last 5 months, September through January, circulation of books in the Children’s Room went up 53%!   Our staff is taking great care to have engaging books on the shelves.

                                  Please help us keep the shelves well stock this summer!


December 2016

Dear Public Library of New London Patron and Supporter,

We launched our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten  initiative last year and concentrated our Annual Giving efforts on raising funds to increase our collection of children’s books available for that purpose. We raised over $10,000 for that cause, well short of our $20,000 goal.

But our effort to encourage parents and guardians to expose their children to 1,000 quality books before they enter kindergarten continues, as does our request once again this year for funds to build on our children’s collection. New, quality children’s books with engaging topics and stories help boost youngsters’ interest in and knowledge of a wide range of topics, both fiction and nonfiction.  Our Public Library of New London relies on generous folks like you, through your annual giving donation, to enable us to provide the best in new and classic titles for the young people in our community, many of whom do not have ready access to quality literacy materials.

Your donation will help us so much:

$25 will buy one hardcover children’s book

$50 will buy three children’s hardcover picture books

$80 will buy a set of infant and toddler board books

$100 will buy a weeks’ worth of books for a family to share

$250 will buy three sets of board books

$500 will buy 5 sets of board books

Putting books in the hands of children is a powerful way to open worlds of possibilities for their future.  Please help us to continue providing new books for our youngest patrons. Use the enclosed envelope to send your tax-deductible contribution, at the level that best suits your circumstances, to our 2016 Giving Fund, or give online via PayPal.

Thank you so much!


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.