The Rockville Public Library is a free public library for the Town of Vernon. We are an Association Library, incorporated in 1893 and constructed in 1904. What that means is that the Rockville Public Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, not a municipal library. This year the town of Vernon will contribute approximately one half of the Rockville Library’s annual operating funds. The remainder is raised through the Annual Appeal campaign, support from local business and grants, income generated from a modest endowment, gifts and bequests.
Donations to our Annual Appeal provide us with revenue we can use today, and donations to our endowment fund provide us with security for the future.
How can you support the Library ?
1. Give to the Annual Appeal
Contributions to the Annual Appeal are accepted at any time during the year to help fund our collections, programs, and services, as well as the general operation of Rockville Public Library. Monies from the Annual Appeal help fund the book and audio/visual collections, new technology like Wi-Fi, children’s and teen programs, and cultural activities. Every gift, regardless of size, is gratefully appreciated and needed!
Double your donation in 5 minutes or less at no additional cost – through matching gifts. It takes only a moment to fill out your company’s matching gift form. Please call or email your Human Resources Department, or check online, and send in the signed form with your donation.
To make a secure donation online, click here.
To read the 2016 Annual Appeal letter, click 2016 Letter.
To see the list of 2016 Annual Appeal Donors, click here.
2. Join the Friends of the Library
The Friends of Rockville Public Library is a non-profit membership organization of volunteers whose purpose is to support the library. To learn more about the Friends, click here.
3. Contribute in Someone’s Name
Participate by donating funds for books or audiovisual materials honoring or memorializing family members, friends, hard-to-buy-for relatives, favorite teachers, or any special person in your life. Gifts may be given for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or any special occasion. A bookplate will be placed in the item in the name of the person you are honoring.
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You will have the opportunity to give the name of the person to be remembered.
4. Planned Giving
Planned giving is a way to provide for future gifts of money, securities or other forms of property to a charity of your choice. A Planned Gift to the Library can be an important part of estate planning, resulting in immediate tax benefits for you as the donor, or later for your estate. Many of our valued donors have found that planned giving allows them to make a much more substantial gift than they would have thought possible in their lifetime.
For a more detailed look at Planned Giving, click here.
5. Endow Cash or Securities
A gift of cash, marketable securities, or an unneeded life insurance policy, helps the library’s endowment fund grow and may help you reduce capital gains assessments. Gifts can be made directly or in memory/honor of an individual. Consult your financial advisor or attorney about the potential tax benefits.
If you would like to make this type of donation please call the Head of Fund Development, Sharon Redfern, at 860-875-5892 x113. or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Attend our Fundraisers
Throughout the year we have fundraising events to raise funds for specific library needs or for general operating expenses. Some of our annual events include the Scrabble® Challenge in October, the Community Tree Festival in December, and the Cold Creek Brewery Blast in the fall. The best way to find out about our events is to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter which has all of the information for each one.
To sign up for the e-newsletter, click here