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Donations to the Library

 

Monetary Donations - Donate Now

The Library welcomes monetary contributions. Contributions can be for a specific purpose or used to enhance the general operations of the library.

 

Gift and Memorial Books

Purchasing gift and memorial books are a wonderful and unique way to remember loved ones or to mark special occasions. Civic-minded businesses may also make a contribution to the community by donating to the library.

With your tax-deductible contribution, the Library will purchase an item in the category you choose.  For instance, if the person you are honoring with a memorial book was an avid gardener, the Library will be happy to select a book about gardening for the collection. Acknowledgment of your gift is sent to the individual or to the family of the person being honored. A bookplate imprinted with your name and the name of the person being honored is placed in the book before it goes on the shelf.

 

Donations through Your Will

The Library accepts gifts to the Library through wills, trusts and legacies.

 

Book Sale Donations

The Friends of the Bartlett Library Perpetual Book Sale accepts donations of materials. Acceptable donations include clean and undamaged paperback and hard cover books and magazines within eight months of publication date. Also accepted are DVDs, CDs, videogames, puzzles and board games that are clean and complete.

 

Not accepted are: textbooks; Reader’s Digest Condensed Books; old Magazines; books with yellowed pages, torn covers or without covers; waterlogged or musty material; and books or magazines that have been highlighted or marked with pen or pencil.

 

Items may be dropped off in the Library lobby seven days a week during our regularly scheduled hours. Stop at the Check-Out desk if you would like a tax receipt for your donation.

 

 

Friends of the Bartlett Library Donate to the Friends

 

Friends Application

 

About the Friends of the Library

The Friends support the Library in their mission to provide quality services and programs to the community. Since their inception in 1983, they have donated over $130,000 to the Library. In addition, every child that receives a new Library card also receives a new book donated by the Friends. 

 

The Friends participate in many activities and fundraisers during the year, including: Perpetual Book Sale (located in lobby); Fravinia outdoor concerts; gift basket raffles and Library volunteers.

 

The dues, along with all the money raised throughout the year, go directly to benefit the Library. The Friends have contributed funds for programs, Hot Reads, computers, furniture & equipment, online homework help and much more. The Library would not be able to offer the richness of programs and materials to the community without their support. 

 

Become a Friend

Any person interested in supporting the Library is encouraged to join the Friends. Organizations, clubs, and businesses are also welcome.  Annual dues are yearly from your date of membership enrollment and start at only $5.00 for an individual. Additional contributions of any size are happily accepted. Volunteering and attendance at meetings is optional.

 

Friends Application

 

Friends Meetings

The Friends of the Bartlett Library will meet quarterly on the following days in the meeting room, unless stated otherwise. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

3:00 p.m.

 

For further details, contact the Library Director at 630-213-5001.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

Bartlett Public Library District Foundation Donate to the Foundation

Membership Form

 

Purpose

The Bartlett Public Library District Foundation was established to provide additional sources of revenue to enhance library services that are not paid for through property taxes. The fund is divided into two parts.

 

Main Fund: Supports specific projects for the library. Projects in recent years have included:

2007: Donor wall for the lobby.

2008: Furniture for the lounge area near the magazines and newspapers.

2009: Display of the library flag that went into space on the space shuttle Endeavor.

2010: Subscription to the Wall Street Journal

Patti Perkins Fund: Established in memory of the Library’s former Circulation Manager, donations to this fund add to the library’s collection of materials related to women’s health and support programs on this subject.

 

Governance

The Foundation Executive Board makes spending decisions and project selections. Members of the Foundation Executive Board are chosen from the Foundation membership.

 

Foundation Membership

You can become a member of the Foundation with a yearly contribution of $25 or more. Foundation contributors are not required to become active members of the Foundation.

 

Tax Deductions

All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The Foundation is categorized as a 501(c)3 organization by the IRS. You may also remember the Foundation in your will. Memorial donations are welcome.

 

Donations and Acknowledgements

The Foundation accepts donations in any amount. All donations to the Foundation should be directed to the library’s Administration. Gifts of $200 and more are recognized with a plaque on the Foundation Donor wall, located prominently in the library’s lobby.

 

There are three levels of giving:

Bronze Level: $200 - $499

Silver Level: $500 - $999

Gold Level: $1000 and more.

Foundation Meetings:

The Foundation meets on the following days in the conference room. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Monday, December 1, 2014

7:00 pm

 

For more information contact the Library Director at 630-213-5001.

 

 
     

Directions to the Library
800 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103
Main Phone: (630) 837-2855
Adult Services: (630) 837-3560
Youth & Teen: (630) 837-3348

Library Hours:
Monday -Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm

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