Contributions and Gifts to the Library
All contributions and gifts given to the Cresco Public Library are appreciated as it helps the library to offer more resources to our patrons and community members. For more specific information, please read further.
Monetary Gift to the Library and the Foundation
Financial gifts to the library are welcome. A financial gift can support the library in two different ways:
- Cresco Public Library: When the library receives a cash gift it can be used for the purchase of memorial books, equipment or other materials. If the donor has specific wishes, they should be conveyed in writing along with the monetary gift and every effort will be made to comply with those wishes. *When making donations to the Cresco Public Library, please make check payable to Cresco Public Library.*
- Cresco Public Library Foundation: The Foundation helps support capital improvement projects that are beyond the library budget to cover, such as new carpet, furnishings, electronic media and structural improvements. The Foundation is also committed to funding programs that bring enrichment and vitality to the community. **When making donations to the Foundation, please make the check payable to the Cresc Public Library Foundation.**
Gifts to the Cresco Public Library
Gifts of books, magazines and other items to the Cresco Public Library are welcome with the understanding that they will be included in the collection only if they meet a need as determined by the director and meet the criteria for selection outlined in this policy.
Each donor will be given this policy statement and given a receipt for tax purposes if desired.
Materials not deemed appropriate for the collection will be sold or given away.
Those who do not wish their books to be discarded in this manner will be responsible for collecting them after they have been sorted. Books that are not collected within ten days of notification will be disposed of in the manner described above.
When the library receives a cash gift for the purchase of memorial books, equipment or other materials, the selection will be made by the director. If the donor has specific wishes they should be conveyed in writing along with the monetary gift and every effort will be made to comply with those wishes.
The name of the donor and person memorialized will be entered on a bookplate placed in or on the item.
Acceptance of donations of equipment, works of art, collections, artifacts, real estate, stock, etc., will be determined by the Library Board based on the suitability to the purposes and needs of the library as well as the library's ability to cover insurance and maintenance costs associated with the donation.
Policy revised March 9, 2020