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.
Community generosity to the Library can come in forms other than time and money. The Library has a wish list of items to help improve the level of service to its patrons. The wish list includes a basic turnkey laptop, a typewriter, and a digital camera to circulate; a scanner and color printers for the staff and patrons to use at the Library; and two outdoor bistro sets for patrons to sit outside when the weather is nice.
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.
Consider leaving a legacy by naming the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 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.