Shelburne Public LibraryShelburne Public Library

Community Support

Donations - Financial Bequests

Through the generosity of those who have remembered the Shelburne Public Library in their wills, additions to the collection and special services are made possible. Bequests can be made for specific purchases, services or types of material. Please discuss these plans with the C.E.O. / Chief Librarian to ensure that the Library is able to accommodate your wishes.

Gifts & Memorials

Providing funds to the Library for the purchase of gift and memorial items is a wonderful and unique way to remember loved ones or to mark special occasions such as births and birthdays, graduations, weddings, and anniversaries.

With your tax-deductible contribution, the Library will purchase an item in the category of your choice.  For instance, if the person you are honoring with a memorial book was an avid gardener, the Library will be happy to enhance its collection by selecting a book about gardening.  If you are a physician, you may choose to sponsor a donation to the health reference 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 for check-out.

Gifts become the property of the Library and are subject to the same criteria as purchased material with regard to weeding (removal from the collection) and repairs.

Monetary Contributions

Your dollars will help the Library to enrich the collection or add to the Library's Reserve Fund, which is used to support special needs as they arise.

If you have a specific purpose in mind for your donation, please discuss this with the C.E.O. /Head Librarian.

Charitable Receipts

Upon request, the Library is happy to supply receipts for Income Tax purposes for amounts over $20.



Library Quilt

You can honour or memorialize a special person by having their name hand embroidered on the spine of a book on this special quilt. Proceeds support library programs.