The Library accepts materials donations in good condition, accepts gifts year-round, and has long-term giving and bequest options for benefactors. Cash may be donated in three ways: To the Capital Campaign at UniBank, to the town’s Library Gift account, or to the Friends of the Library.
Friends of the Library
Join the Friends of the Grafton Public Library. Membership starts at just $5 / year, and all proceeds benefit the Library.
Donate Time: Volunteer!
The Library seeks volunteers to assist with day-to-day operations. Volunteers deliver books to the homebound, unpack delivery boxes, shelve, dust, weed, shred and work on other projects. Please check our volunteer page for more information.
Donate Materials: Amazon Wish List
Visit our Amazon Wish List and choose from a list of items the Library has a need for; purchase and it will ship right to us! BONUS: Friends of the Grafton Libraries are an Amazon SMILE affiliate! please purchase through smile.amazon.com!)
Current needs: Bookshelf for games, chair cushions.
Books and Other Materials
Donations to the Friend’s Down Under Bookstore are most welcome. Gently used books, CDs, or videos should be in good unmarked saleable condition. Magazines, textbooks, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, and outdated, old or ugly books are not useful, and the Friends ask to be saved the trouble and expense of disposing of them. Donations may be left in the plastic bins at the bottom of the stairs near the Book Store during Library hours. Please do not put donations in the book drops.
The Library is pleased to accept donations and gifts year round. We prefer unrestricted funds so we can adapt spending as needs arise. Gift donations might be used to purchase books and materials, furniture, new museum passes, new collections, new databases, programs, and incentives and marketing materials to promote the Library.
Money donated at the Library goes to the Town of Grafton for administration and is placed in a Library “Gifts” account for Library use. Please make your check payable to The Grafton Public Library.
Money donated to the Friends goes directly to the Friends and is dispersed at their discretion.
Money donated at UniBank goes into the Capital Campaign fund and is reserved for Library expansion and renovation and capital projects ranging from carpeting to furniture to computers.
Birthday Club: Donations in Celebration, Honor, or Memory of a Loved One
Need a great gift idea? Why not work with us to pick out a special interest title or favorite author or genre, then place a book plate in a loved one’s name? This is a lovely in lieu of gifts option for birthdays, anniversaries, remembrances, or other gift-giving occasions.
Wills and Bequests
Please speak with the Library Director to discuss long term giving, gift accounts in a loved one’s memory, or bequests.