The Scranton Memorial Library is supported by the Town of Madison, which provides 85% of the Library’s annual budget. Additional support – and the ability to provide excellent service – comes from the generosity of donors like you. Only with donors’ support can the Scranton Memorial Library continue to provide excellent collections, stimulating programs and meaningful educational and cultural events and materials for all ages in our community.
Help support the Library and DONATE NOW via our secure link, or print donation forms and mail to Scranton Memorial Library, 1250 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443. All forms are available at the Library.
The Library is eligible for corporate matching grants. Contributions are fully deductible under federal tax regulations. The E. C. Scranton Memorial Library is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. For further information, please contact Laura Downes, Interim Library Director at 203 245-7365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library is proud to be a Gold level non-profit organization with GuideStar. GuideStar helps donors compare non-profits in an easy, transparent way. Learn more about Scranton Memorial Library on GuideStar.
Add your support to the renovation and expansion of our Library by donating to the Futures Campaign for an enlarged and improved Scranton Memorial Library, for our community and for you. Learn all about the Futures Campaign.
DONATIONS and ANNUAL APPEAL
Unrestricted donations are always needed to fund the 15% of the annual budget not supported by the Town. Unrestricted gifts allow the Library to put the resources where the need is greatest. The library provides a wide range of services for everyone in Madison, from babies to the oldest members of the community, and Madison residents are using the Library in record-breaking numbers. The Library’s Annual Appeal provides materials that keep the Library at the center of the community’s intellectual life. Your generous annual contribution helps support books, online databases, DVDs, CDs, and audio books for children, teens, and adults. Everyone from cradle to retirement and beyond enjoys borrowing books, movies or music form the Scranton Memorial Library. Our annual giving year runs from July 1 – June 30.
Mary Eliza Scranton Leadership Society
With a contribution of $100 or more, you automatically join the Mary Eliza Scranton Leadership Society. Your membership within this exclusive group is recognized in various ways and allows us to provide even more exceptional service and support to our community. Your unrestricted donation to the Annual Fund supports the 15% of the annual budget that Scranton Library must fundraise in addition to the income we generously receive from the Town of Madison.
[Online Leadership Society Donation Form]
HONOR or MEMORIAL GIFTS
Celebrate a birthday, holiday, anniversary or another special occasion, honor a loved one, a special teacher or a co-worker, remember a friend or a relative who has passed away, with a gift that benefits the entire community. Many families designate the Library for gifts in memory of loved ones; a gift to the Scranton Memorial Library is a fitting tribute. For a gift of $35 or more, the Library will personalize a circulating library item in the subject area and/or format of the donor’s choice, if requested. The Library will provide acknowledgment of the gift to the honoree or the family of the deceased. All requests are subject to our Materials Selection Policy.
BEQUESTS and PLANNED GIVING
A bequest gift is a gift from your estate – a transfer of cash, stocks, bonds or other property made through your estate plans. You can make a bequest to Scranton Memorial Library by including language in your will or living trust leaving a portion of your estate to the Library, or by designating E. C. Scranton Memorial Library as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy. Remembering Scranton Memorial Library with a bequest from your estate will help sustain and strengthen the Library in years to come. Some advantages of creating a bequest include:
- A bequest costs nothing now, yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have provided for Scranton Memorial Library in the future.
- You retain control of and use of your assets during your lifetime.
- You may modify your bequest if your circumstances change.
- Gifts to Scranton Memorial Library from your estate are exempt from federal estate taxes.
- If you let Scranton Memorial Library know of your plans, we will be able to thank you now and recognize you as a member of the Scranton Society, open to supporters of our library who let us know of their planned giving arrangements.