Memorial & Honorariums

A memorial or honorarium gift to the Baldwin Library is a meaningful and lasting way to remember a loved one.They enhance the Library’s collection by adding items that might not be purchased  otherwise. The entire Baldwin community will appreciate your thoughtful gift for years to come.

Gifts like this are a lasting gift in support of literacy and in remembrance of a life well-lived. We appreciate your choice to contribute to the library because it makes it possible for us to enhance our collections and continue be a community center for inspiration, enrichment, and learning.

Monetary Donations: Your donation will be used to purchase materials for our collection.  For each item purchased we will include a bookplate that recognizes the donation and the person being remembered. We will also send a letter acknowledging your thoughtfulness to the people you specify.

To honor a loved one with a donation, print this form and mail it to the library:  Memorial & Honorarium Gift From

Material Donations: Donated materials that meet the requirements set forth in our Collection Development Policy will be added to the collection. For each item donated we will include a bookplate that recognizes the donation and the person being remembered. We will also send a letter acknowledging your thoughtfulness to the people you specify. Please include this Memorial & Honorarium Gift From for each donation.

The Library will follow our  Collection Development Policy when purchasing materials for the collection with donated funds and accepting materials to be added to the collection. Excerpt for the Collection Development Policy regarding gifted materials:

GIFT/DONATED MATERIALS

Materials donated to the library must meet the same standards as other materials for inclusion in the library’s collection. If a donated item is not added to the collection of BBPL, it may be given to another library, placed in the library’s book sale or discarded. The revenue from any item sold will be used to benefit the library. All gifts are accepted with the understanding that someday it may be necessary to deselect the item(s). The library cannot commit to perpetually housing a donation.

Criteria. The library accepts donations for the collection that meet the following criteria:

Fiction and non-fiction titles that are less than three (3) years old
Children’s titles
Audio-visual materials in good condition
The library cannot accept items that are:

Marked
Yellowed
Brittle
Infected
Musty
Damaged
Duplicates of an item which the library already has a sufficient number
Outdated items
Condensed/abridged titles
Textbooks
Books of lesser quality that cannot be used for the collection may be placed in the Book sale.

Gifts and memorials. The library welcomes monetary contributions specifically for book purchases in memorial or honor of named individuals. Books given as memorials must meet the same standards as other materials selected for inclusion in the library’s collection. In order to properly honor the generosity, a special form (appendix D) to record the information is used and should be completed by the donor. The library cannot commit to perpetually housing a donation.

 

 

 

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