The Library Relies on the Generosity of our Donors

The Library Relies on the Generosity of our Donors

Your generosity helps provide important educational, cultural and informational services, free of charge, to all Madison residents. Here is a link to our Annual Report where you can see the wide-ranging impact of your support over the past year.

The E. C. Scranton Memorial Library is one of Madison’s most vibrant community centers, where neighbors of all ages and abilities come to take advantage of the many resources, activities and events available here. More than half of Madison’s residents have library cards – it is hard to imagine another organization in town that has as broad a connection to our community as the Library. In addition, Scranton Memorial Library is an active participant in many local events that make Madison the enjoyable small town we all cherish, such as:

  • an annual Story Walk for young children at different locations in town each year;
  • technology workshops at the Senior Center with teen volunteers assisting older adults;
  • partnerships with schools and parent groups that enrich experiences for students and families in town.

The Library relies on the generosity of our donors to close the $200,000 gap between the 85% of our budget that comes from the Town of Madison and what it actually costs to provide the library services our community needs. By supporting your library, you underwrite resources beyond just the latest best-sellers such as internet access, educational databases, job search help, and legal and tax forms. Every single tax dollar spent on the library offers town residents a $5.00 return in materials and services. Scranton Memorial Library is a remarkable investment!

Your donation to the Scranton Memorial Library during this holiday season is more meaningful than ever as the Library looks ahead to the future. Your support does make a difference, and I thank you again for helping to ensure Madison continues to benefit from a free public library for all. I wish you and your family a joyous holiday season.

Warm regards,

Beth Crowley
Library Director

P.S. It’s easy to act now! Simply mail your tax-deductible donation to the Library or make a secure online donation here:

P.P.S. Please request a matching gift form from your employer if possible – your generosity will have an even greater impact!