“A public library, privately financed”
The Yarmouth Port Library is a privately funded, public library and operates exactly like the other two Yarmouth libraries (South and West). ALL are welcome!
Library services are funded by your membership contributions and donations.
Please consider getting involved by becoming a member of the Yarmouth Port Library Association, volunteering your time, or making a financial contribution.
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Annual Membership Campaign
Once Again, It’s Membership Time!
If you are reluctant to give in a higher category, you can nevertheless greatly assist us in defraying our ever-escalating costs by modestly increasing your gift within your accustomed range.
Once again, it’s that time of year when we ask our patrons to show their appreciation of the library by contributing to its annual Membership Campaign. Let me begin by expressing the appreciation of the Trustees, Corporators, and staff for the extraordinary support we received in the 2021 campaign, when we exceeded our reduced goal and very nearly reached our traditional goal of $40,000 – this in a time of continuing uncertainty brought about by the Covid pandemic. As a result of your generosity (and the performance of the financial markets), we are emerging from the Covid crisis relatively unscathed.
That said, our needs for your continuing support have not diminished. The operating budget continues to grow and in the next year will exceed $170,000 as salaries and the cost of goods and services increase. As costs have grown over the ten-plus years of membership campaigns, we have resisted increasing the dollar amounts for each level of membership and we will resist an increase for as long as we can, but we would remind you that additional gifts, whether $5 or $10 from an Individual or several hundred from a Founders’ Circle member, are always welcome and are a great help in meeting our obligations.
We would also remind you that memberships are for the calendar year. Membership contributions received between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 are applied to 2022; gifts received after June 30th will be applied to 2023. If you are ever in doubt as to whether you have already paid for 2022, please don’t hesitate to ask us to check our records by calling me at 508-362-7660 or sending an email to email@example.com.
Les Peat, Treasurer, For the Membership Committee
Click here for the Yarmouth Port Library Association Membership Form, or call the library at 508.362.3717 for more information.
There are often opportunities to volunteer at the library: Genealogy Room and Archives Assistant, general library assistance (processing, organizing and shelving materials), and for special projects or one-time events. For more information stop by the library to pick up a volunteer application, contact the library at 508.362.3717, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a privately funded public library, the Yarmouth Port Library does not receive funding from the Town of Yarmouth. The Yarmouth Port Library Association raises funds through private donations, grants, bequests, and other gifts. Your donations provide the operating funds we need to stay open today and in the future.
Ways to Donate:
- Make a financial contribution to the library
- Talk to your employer about Employer Matching Contributions
- Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity
- Give a gift of stocks or bonds
- Donate books and other library materials
- Donate historical materials to our archives and special collections
- Give items or time to our fundraising events
Please consult with your lawyer or financial adviser before donating.