Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a gift to Scranton Library. Please browse the options below or contact the library at 203-245-7365 or supportscranton@scrantonlibrary.org.

Credit Card/PayPal/Apple Pay/Google Pay:


Venmo: @scrantonmemoriallibraryct

Please include your name and email and specify what the payment is for (i.e., donation) in the “What’s it for?” field so we can send you a donation receipt. The 4-digit phone number verification code is 0338. 


Please make checks payable to Scranton Library and include your name and contact information. Checks may be mailed to:

Scranton Library
801 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443


Call 203-245-7365 to make a credit card payment by phone.

Recurring Gift:

Recurring gifts are a great option to maximize your gift with the convenience of automatic renewal. You can make a gift to Scranton Library in monthly, quarterly, or yearly installments. When setting up your recurring gift online, simply check the recurring gift box.

To set up your recurring gift by phone or if you have questions, please contact the Business Manager at 203-245-7365

Scranton Library Leadership Alliance:

The Scranton Library Leadership Alliance is comprised of dedicated library donors who want to ensure the financial viability of the library’s annual operations for years to come. By making a pledge to donate as much as they did last year (or more) for each of the next five years, Alliance members will become a stable core of library funding. Alliance members will hold a unique status in the library and they will be recognized in library publications and at special events.


Raise funds by buying gift cards from RaiseRight to pay for your everyday shopping and spending year-round. Groceries, dining out, home improvement, and everything in between. It’s the most convenient and effective way to fundraise because earning becomes part of your everyday life. Plus, gift cards are great for helping you to set and keep a weekly budget. 

How it works:

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  • Earn up to 20% on every gift card you buy.
  • Use gift cards at full value for your everyday purchases.

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Stock Gifts:

Consider donating low-cost basis stock when donating to Scranton Library.

Why gifts of stock? Donating stocks can help reduce taxes more than just a cash contribution. Stock gifts allow you to take a charitable deduction for the stock’s fair market value on the day you transfer it to the Library. The donor never has to pay capital gains on the appreciated stock they donate.  

What are the benefits of a stock donation?

  • Deduct the current fair market value as a charitable donation.
  • Donation & deduction are greater than if you sell shares and donate the after-tax cash proceeds.
  • Reduce your taxes as the long-term capital gain is excluded from taxable income.

For more detailed information about Gifts of Stock, please consult a financial or tax advisor or an accountant who can help you determine the appropriateness for your tax planning.

When you are ready to send your gift of stock, please follow these stock gift instructions to help us credit your gift properly.

Charitable IRA Rollover:

If you are aged 70 ½ or older, you may benefit from making a Qualified Charitable Distribution by gifting some or all of your required minimum distribution from your IRA to Scranton Library.

Donor-Advised Funds:

Gifts from Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) accounts are a simple, tax-smart investment solution for charitable giving. It is very simple to recommend a gift from your DAF to Scranton Library.

Gifts in Kind:

Scranton Library accepts donations of goods and services from businesses, organizations, and individuals in the course of its fundraising activities. In-kind donations serve the important purpose of lowering fundraising expenses, which allows for larger donations to the Library.

The Library makes the final decision on the acceptance, use, or disposition of the goods or services received for its fundraising activities.

Corporate Matching:

The Library is eligible for corporate matching gifts. Companies have different means of submitting matching gift information. The most common way is to ask your Human Resources department for a matching gift form. Once you complete the employee portion of the form, send it to us and we’ll do the rest!

E.C. Scranton Memorial Library
801 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

EIN# 06-0726490

For further information, please contact the Business Manager at 203-245-7365 or email supportscranton@scrantonlibrary.org.

Gift and Donation Policy

The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library is a 501(C)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.