We are grateful to Pepperell taxpayers and voters for their ongoing support of the library. See additional ways to support the Lawrence Library below.
Monetary gifts are always welcome, and help support services, programs, and enhancements above and beyond the library's operating budget.
Ways to give:
- Lawrence Library Gift Fund: Checks made out to Lawrence Library go into the Gift Fund, overseen by the Library Board of Trustees.
- Friends of the Lawrence Library: Checks should be made payable to the Friends of the Lawrence Library, or donate online. Donations are used to support ongoing library programs and projects, and the future benefit of the library.
The library accepts gently used books (no encyclopedias or dictionaries, please) in good condition, DVDs (no VHS), music, or audiobook CDs. There is a bright green book drop labeled 'Friends Donation Box' located on the west side of the building. Items maybe dropped off anytime. Donated items may be added to the collection or placed in the Friends Annual Used Book Sale fundraiser. Your gift may be tax deductible.
If you wish to donate a large quantity of items please call first so a staff member can meet you to bring them directly into the Friends sorting room.
The following considerations shall be part of any such decision:
- relevance to the mission of the Library
- concerns regarding display, theft, or storage
- expenses relative to acquisition, maintenance, restoration, insurance, and/or disposal.
Any appraisal valuation deemed necessary by the Library Trustees or desired by the donor shall be at the expense of the donor. The use and disposal of any and all gifts shall be at the sole discretion of the Library Trustees. A majority vote of the Library Trustees will be required to accept, maintain, and/or dispose of any gifts. Any funds received from the disposition of said gifts shall be deposited into the Library Gift Fund.
In the event that an individual or organization desires to loan an item to the Lawrence Library for temporary display or use, the following policies apply.
Throughout the loan period, the donor must maintain adequate insurance to replace or repair the item. Neither the Lawrence Library nor the Town of Pepperell assumes responsibility for damage by fire, theft, loss, or any other occurrence while on loan to the Library. The loan terms and conditions must be documented by the Library Director and approved by the Library Trustees. A written agreement must be signed by both the donor and Library Director including any donor instructions.
Ways to support libraries:
- Use your local library
- Tell your elected officials what libraries mean to you
- Instill a love of reading and libraries in your children and grandchildren
- Check out I Love Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association
Planned Giving: Bequest
A bequest is a simple way to provide for the future of the library and to save on estate taxes. A Charitable Bequest for the library can easily be included in your will. A bequest may also be added through a Codicil, a separate document amending your existing will. All charitable bequests are fully deductible from your gross estate. You should consult an attorney to advise you as to your individual circumstances and overall estate plan.