There are many ways for you to make a difference!
You may make a tax-deductible donation to support the Library at any time by mailing a check made payable to The Middleburgh Library Association.
Would you like to honor the memory of a special loved one? Consider making a donation as a memorial; amounts are kept confidential.
Endowment and Planned Giving
Gifts to endow the Library demonstrate a fundamental dedication to the long-term intellectual and cultural vigor of our community. You can help build the Library endowment with gifts of cash, stock, real estate or other assets. You may also choose to include the Middleburgh Library in your will or other estate planning. Please call the library director at 827-5142 to discuss your options.
Donation of Material
We are happy to accept donations of good quality hardcover and paperback books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. Unfortunately, we cannot accept encyclopedias, Reader's Digest editions or material that is dirty, moldy or beyond repair. We will review all donated material to see how it fits our needs. Some items will be added to our collection, while others will be sold in our Book Nook or at our annual book sale. The money raised will support all of our programs and services, especially our Summer Reading Program. It is best to contact the library first before bringing in your donations.
The Best House - The Best House is in desperate need of volunteers! Do you have an interest in history, the Victorian Era, beautiful old houses or medicine? Perhaps you would like to be trained as a docent or tour guide for the Best House. Currently, we are looking for people 16 or older who might be available for a few hours on Thursdays. If you're interested please email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your information to the Best House Director.
The Local History & Genealogy Room - If you have an interest in Geneaology or Local History why not consider volunteering in our Local History Room. Days, times and projects are varied and flexible. For more information please stop in the library or email the Director at email@example.com.
Fundraising - have an interest in serving on our fundraising committee? That's right - you don't need to be a Board of Trustee member to serve on our committees. The fundraising committee, which meets about six times a year, plans fundraising events to raise money for our library programs. Interested in attending a meeting? Please contact the library or email the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching a Workshop - Do you have a special skill or interest that you would like to share with your neighbors? How about teaching a class or a workshop here at the library. Contact the Director to discuss the possibilities!
Shelving - We are always in need of people to shelve books. Can you spare an hour or two a week? Stop in and talk to the clerk at the circulation desk for more information.
Board of Trustees
You can serve the library and your community an impactful way by running for one of our vacant Board of Trustees seats in April. Serving the the community as a library trustee is an important job. As State Librarian Janet Welch writes in the preface to the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State (2000) "A good public library benefits and serves the entire community. [Trustees] make policy and fiscal decisions crucial to the life and direction of the library. Their decisions impact the lives of people and the future of their community. Library trustees are responsible to the library and to the public it serves and must be tireless advocates for improving library services." Serving as a board member includes many challenges and many rewards as well. For more information please contact the director, Terry Pavoldi at 827-5142.
Friends of the Library
Other Ways to Help
Are you an online shopper? Turn your online shopping and searching into donations for the Middleburgh Library.
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- The Library receives a check for up to 26% of each purchase.
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