Gift and Donation Policy @ PWPL

GIFT AND DONATION POLICY

The Board of Trustees of the Peter White Public Library encourages support of the Library through the donation  of money, securities, materials, furnishings, property, and equipment. The Board of Trustees recognizes that such gifts will be used to enhance the programs and services of the Peter White Public Library.

The Peter White Public Library Board will not accept donations that are not outright gifts.

The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees reserves the rights to accept or reject any gift or donation, if the gift or donation is not in the Library’s best interest.

The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees reserves the rights to accept or dispose of all gifts as the Library Board or Library staff deem in the Library’s best interest.

All gifts received in the form of property other than cash that cannot be used by the library will be converted to cash at their fair market value as soon as possible.

The Library Director is responsible for accepting or rejecting any gift or donation. Donors have the right to appeal the Library Director’s decision. Such an appeal must be sent in writing to the Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees within 60 days of the Library Director’s decision. The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will respond to the donor concerning gifts or donations, in writing, no more than 30 days after official Board action is taken on the gift or donation.

 Financial Gifts

The Library gratefully accepts gifts of cash, securities, bequests in wills, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, and life income gifts. These gifts can be designated by the donor for purposes that will enhance the programs of services of the Library or can be given without designation.

Gifts of cash can be donated to the Library as memorials, to commemorate a special occasion, or to develop a specific collection or service. These gifts will be acknowledged by the Library staff and will be used according to the donor’s wishes. Peter White Public Library will assist donors in developing a mutually satisfying designation for such gifts if the donor is unsure of how he/she would like the gift to be used.

Undesignated gifts of cash that are donated to the Library will be used in the following ways. Gifts of $99.00 or less shall be used to purchase new materials for the Library collection. Gifts of $100.00 or more shall be directed to the Peter White Public Library Development Fund.

 Gifts of Materials

The Peter White Public Library accepts gifts of money, books, video materials, audio materials, pamphlets, artwork, periodicals and other materials with the understanding that such gifts become the exclusive property of the Peter White Public Library.