Dear Library Friend and Supporter,
Given the many challenges we have recently experienced, the Hubbard Free Library is fortunate to have supporters like you. Because we know you value the Library and the services it provides to our community, please consider a year-end gift to the Hubbard Free Library’s Annual Fund Campaign. In these trying times, it is all about continuing, and even increasing, your support for the Library, an essential institution in the city of Hallowell, and a personally important place for many who live here.
No matter what happens to the economy in the short run, the Library’s long term needs remain and must be met, as its use continues to increase significantly in these difficult economic times.
The Library’s goal for the Annual fund is to reach $30,000 during our campaign, a level we reached five years ago but only one half of this amount was reached in the last fiscal year.
Please give generously. A donation form and return envelope are enclosed. For your convenience the Library has created a PayPal account which allows you to donate electronically through http://hubbardfree.org/ for a one time donation or to set your donation up on a monthly basis. Your contribution will help us maintain Hallowell’s community Library and ensure a place that serves us all.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and your continued support.
Linda S. Gilson, President Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees: Jan Isbell, Linda Gilson, Jim McKenna, Susan Sargent, Eric Perry, Mary Lou Dyer, Dan Shagoury, Sam Webber, Sr., Lisa Rigoulet, Karen Kingsley, Trudy Ellis and Earle Shettleworth
Do you want to honor someone special in your life or thank someone for helping out? Do you need a gift for that person who has everything? Why not buy a book?
The Buy-A-Book campaign benefits the Hubbard Free Library. For a gift of $25, a book will be purchased to add the Library’s collection. A bookplate will be placed inside the front cover with your name or the name of the person you designate on it. This campaign allows you to contribute to the Library’s book collection.
As the Library’s membership grows each year, the need to increase the collection outpaces the Library’s budget. This is where you can help. Your gift will place books into people’s hands reach so many: the a littlest preschooler child who is just beginning learning to read, the a teen writing a book report, with an impending book report or the or an adult looking for the latest bestseller.
Please consider supporting support this campaign. You can choose the category of you would like purchased or have your gift will be placed in the general fund which will be used toward to help meet the Hubbard’s greatest needs.
Yes, I want to help buy more books for all readers! Your donation will buy books for the Library to be enjoyed, teens, adults and you! As a thank-you, your name, or the name of the person or organization you choose to honor, will appear on a special bookplate in a new book.
DONOR NAME: ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬_______________________________ ADDRESS: ____________________________________ CITY: ____________________ STATE: ____ ZIP CODE: _________ PHONE NUMBER: _____________ EMAIL: ____________________
Please Choose a Contribution Level: ___ $25.00 Buy a book ___ $50.00 Buy two books ___ $75.00 Buy three books ___ $100.00 Buy four books ___ $500.00 Buy a shelf of books ___ $2000.00 a stack of books ___ $________ (Other)
Please Choose a Category: Adult: ___ Fiction ___ Non-Fiction Teens: ___ Fiction ___ Non-Fiction Children: ___ Fiction ___Non-Fiction General Fund: ___
Please choose a method of payment: ___ Check: payable to the Hubbard Free Library and mailed to: HFL, 115 Second St., Hallowell, ME 04347 ___ PayPal electronically (credit card or bank account) Click DONATE above.
There are many opportunities for volunteering at the Hubbard, including, but not limited to: re-shelving books and other items, assisting at our weekly Children’s Hour - reading to children; helping with arts and crafts activities -, or serving as a computer guru. Stop by and see if there’s something you might like to do.
The Friends of Hubbard Free Library:
The Friends of the Hubbard Free Library sponsor both adult and children’s programming throughout the year. Annual membership fees, as well as fund-raising events such 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: $10, Family: $15, Business: $50, Lifetime $75 (per person). Checks should be made out to Friends of Hubbard Free Library. Donations may also be made electronically by clicking on the Donate Button above.
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. Donations can be made by check or made electronically by clicking on the Donate Button above. All donations, no matter what the amount, are greatly 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 see the link for Kennebec Wealth Management (contact Sam Tippet).