Hubbard Free Library
How Can You Support Your Library?
If you have an hour or two to spare from time to time, there are many possibilities for volunteering at the library, including, but not limited to: reshelving books and other items, assisting at our weekly Children's Hour (do you like to read to children? Do you have some good ideas for craft activities?), serving as a computer guru. Stop by and see if there's something you might like to do.
The Friends of Hubbard Free Library:
Our Friends organization sponsors both adult and children's programing throughout the year. Annual membership fees, as well as such fund-raising events as books sales and raffles, make a wide variety of programs possible. The group has also supported the library in other ways in the past: providing a new sign for out front, a refrigerator, two computers, an adjustable crafts table for the Children's Room, as well as Leo the Library Lion (the kids love him). They provide refreshments for all events, prizes for our Summer Reading program, keep the library looking warm and welcoming with plants and other decorations, and take on various special projects from time to time. All are welcome to attend the meetings, the fourth Wednesday of every month at noon in the library. Bring a bag lunch, and help brainstorm ideas for programs and fund-raising events! If you are unable to attend meetings, consider at least becoming a member: Individual: $5, Family: $10, Business: $25, Lifetime $50 (per person), Student: $2. Checks should be made out to Friends of Hubbard Free Library.
Our capital campaign is winding down, but it's not too late to contribute! While donations received thus far have enabled us to replace the 130-year-old slate roof, replace our ancient boiler with two excellent new ones (no more having to wear gloves in the library in the dead of winter!), and replace the noisy, defective heaters in the children's room, much still remains to be done, including repairing the chimney, restoring our beautiful windows which, alas, are not as tight as they should be, and installing a handicapped-accessible restroom. Checks of any amount made out to Help the Hubbard are appreciated.
There are numerous methods of making charitable gifts, many while retaining income interest, with current tax deductions generated for remainder gifts. Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts, Remainder Unitrusts, Pooled Income Funds and Gift Annuities are some examples. For information on these and other possibilities please contact the director, Melody Norman-Camp at (207) 622-6582, or hfl.msln.com, Linda Gilson, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees at LindaSGilson@aol.com, or Mary Lou Dyer, President of the Board, at firstname.lastname@example.org