Gift and Memorial Giving

Giving a gift to the Library in the name of a friend or relative becomes a lasting tribute to that special individual. Your gift may honor someone on their birthday or anniversary or you may make a gift in memory of the deceased. Giving a gift also enables the Library to acquire material needed to serve the community.

The Cuba Circulating Library is a non-profit, charitable organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Gifts made to the Cuba Circulating Library are usually tax exempt for the donor.

How Much Does It Cost?
Your gift may be large or small. Your gift can be used to buy a book, audio-visual material or periodical subscription. Your gift may be added to the Endowment Fund, which, as it grows, will add income to the Library. The amount of the gift is up to you.

How Do I Know What to Give?
You can suggest a book or material on a particular subject. You can make a selection from materials already ordered or received. You can make a donation to the general Memorial Fund for purchase of materials. You can make a donation to the Endowment Fund. Gifts of $100 or more go into this fund unless otherwise specified. You can ask the librarian what is most needed at the present time in either the adult collection or juvenile collection.

How Is The Tribute Recognized?
A bookplate is placed in or on the front of the item selected, giving the name of the person being honored and the name of the donor. The honoree or his/her family receives an acknowledgment. The gift is recorded permanently in the Gift and Memorials book. The gift is listed in the Patriot newspaper. The donor receives an acknowledgment. Donors may also request that no plaque be used if they would prefer.

How Do I Make My Donation?

You may use this form to make your gift or memorial.

Please complete the form on the back and mail or bring it to:
Cuba Circulating Library
Memorial Fund
39 East Main Street
Cuba, New York 14727

Make any checks payable to: Cuba Circulating Library, and indicate name of honoree or deceased on memo line.