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The October 27th Board Meeting will be held at 4:30PM

WAYS TO GIVE

The Community Library is proud to have the generous support of local taxpayers to fund our operating costs. However, we frequently get asked if there are ways individuals or organizations can help the library through either volunteering or making a monetary donation. Here are some ways you can help:

Donate money | Donate to Literacy | Donate to the Friends of the Arts | Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Donations of Money or Materials

Private funds can be donated to sponsor library resources, equipment, furnishings or programs. Due to safety and technical requirements, it is usually best if the Library itself purchases the items it needs, rather than accept donated goods.

  • You may donate funds online through our secure internet credit card transaction.
  • To send a check, print out our donation form and mail or bring in to the library
  • To donate books/materials in memory or honor of someone special, download our Donor Request for Materials in Honor Form.

Give a gift to Family Literacy

The Community Family Literacy Project, Inc. is a library affiliated nonprofit organization. It sponsors literacy programs for children, families, and new citizens. An annual 5K race, used booksale, and ongoing private donations insure that new immigrants can learn English to meet citizenship requirements and adults can learn basic reading and writing. Reach Out and Read puts children's books in the hands of low income families through well-child visits at the Brookhaven Health Center East.

  • Become a 5K Literacy Run sponsor.
  • Scholarship Sponsors are needed to help eligible new immigrants apply to take the US Citizenship Exam. Currently, the Sponsorship amount is $680. Individuals or groups can fund a scholarship. Click here to read the guidelines for scholarships.
  • Be a 1KB4K Sponsor. 1KB4K encourages families with young children to read 1000 books before Kindergarten, insuring that every child will hear enough vocabulary words as a toddler to be prepared to succeed in Kindergarten.

Give a gift to the Friends of the Arts

The Community Library Friends of the Arts, Inc. is a library affiliated nonprofit organization. Our mission is to make the arts affordable and fun, and to assist local organizations in making the arts more accessible to all. Click here to learn about our programming

  • You may donate funds online through our secure internet credit card transaction.
  • To send a check, print out our donation form and mail it or bring it to the library.

Teens can Volunteer for Community Service Credit

Local teens can receive community service credit for school through two programs. This community service opportunity is open to teens in grades 9-12 who have valid MMSCL cards.

  • Print an application to become a Reading Buddy.
  • Study buddies help area children in grades K-5 with with their homework and skill-building. This community service opportunity is open to teens in grades 6-12 who have valid MMSCL cards. Please review the volunteer packet