Support the Wallingford Public Library

The Wallingford Public Library, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, receives the majority of its operating funding from the Town of Wallingford. Additional support from generous donors like you allows the Library to provide an outstanding collection of materials to borrow, stimulating programs for people of all ages, access to state-of-the-art technologies, and a world-class facility.

Ways to support the Library are listed below. You may donate through our secure link or by printing donation forms and mailing them to the Wallingford Public Library, 200 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. All forms are also available at the Library.

The Library is eligible to receive corporate matching grants and bequests from your estate.

Donations to the Wallingford Public Library are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. For additional information about making a donation, please contact Jane Fisher, Director, at (203)284-6411 or at jfisher@wallingfordlibrary.org.

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Library Development Fund

The Library Development Fund was established in 1977 to provide materials, public programs, and physical improvements beyond the scope of the funds provided by the Town of Wallingford. The fund is used at the discretion of the Library Board of Managers to purchase equipment, introduce new services, and strengthen existing programs and collections.

Online Donation to the Library Development Fund
Printable Donation Form

 

Annual Membership Appeal

For more than a century, the Wallingford Public Library has relied on its annual membership appeal to ensure that it continues to serve and inspire the Wallingford community. Membership donations help support early literacy programs for children, book clubs for readers of all ages, programs featuring notable and engaging experts, access to the latest technology, and an excellent selection of books and other materials to borrow. Join the Wallingford Public Library Association today and make a difference in your community.

Online Membership Donation
Printable Membership Form


 

Bequests and Planned Giving

A bequest from your estate allows you to realize significant benefits in reduction of estate and inheritance taxes. Planned giving may include a simple bequest in your will or the donation of trusts, appreciated securities, life insurance, and retirement plans. These testamentary gifts ensure that the Library will continue to evolve and improve. A bequests costs nothing now and gives you the satisfaction of knowing you are sustaining the Wallingford Public Library into the future.

If you inform the Wallingford Public Library of your estate plan, the Board of Managers has the opportunity to thank you now and to invite you to become a member of the Society of Samuel Simpson. If you would like more information about planned giving or becoming a member of the Society of Samuel Simpson, please contact Jane Fisher, Library Director, at (203)284-6411 or at jfisher@wallingfordlibrary.org.

 

Memorial and Honorary Donations

Consider a tribute gift to the Wallingford Public Library to acknowledge a birthday or other special occasion, honor a loved one, or remember a friend or relative who has passed away.

For a gift of $35 or more, the Library will select and purchase a book in the subject area or format of your choice. A plate with the person’s name will be placed on the inside cover and an acknowledgment will be sent to the closest relative. If you would like to donate a book, please fill out a memorial/honorary book form.

Tribute gifts to the Library Development Fund, which supports a variety of library programs and services, may be made online or by using the printable donation form. Please include the name of the person you are remembering or honoring in the “Additional Comments” field. Let us know if you would like us to send an acknowledgment to the honoree or closest relative.

 

Donate Your Gently Used Books, Music, and Movies

We welcome donations of used books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs in very good condition for our used book store, the Book Seller.

 

Visit Our Book Shop

The Book Seller, a cozy book shop located at the Main Library features used books, CDs, audiobooks, and DVDs in excellent condition. Look for the entrance under the green awning at the back of the Library. All proceeds benefit the Wallingford Public Library Association.

 

Support Us With Amazon Smile

If you are an Amazon customer, use Amazon Smile and select Wallingford Public Library Association as your charitable organization. It’s the same Amazon shopping experience, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Library.

 

Volunteer Your Time

The Library is privileged to have an active volunteer force of high school students and adults. Volunteers help keep our shelves in order, run the book shop, and participate in other special projects. Please download and return a a volunteer application or pick one up at the Information Desk if you are interested. Contact Deborah Ward, Volunteer & Membership Coordinator, at (203)265-6458 or dward@wallingfordlibrary.org with any questions.

 

Thank You

Thank you in advance for supporting the Library. Your generosity ensures that the Wallingford Public Library will continue to inform, enrich, and inspire our community.