DONATIONS: The Gibbs Library welcomes your donations to continue to meet the needs of the local community. We have a general fund that supports the annual budget for the library collection, programs, computers and supplies. Some of the ways you can donate to the library include:
Become a Friend of the Gibbs Library. please stop by and talk with one of our volunteers or download the Friend of the Gibbs Library Donation Form and mail to Gibbs Library. (pdf.)
ENDOWMENT FUND: The Endowment Fund, established in 1997, ensures the long-term financial stability of the Gibbs library. The principle remains intact except for emergency situations. Only the interest from the fund can be used for library operations by a vote of the Board. If you would like to contribute to the Endowment Fund, download the Friend of the Gibbs Library Donation Form (see above) and mail to Gibbs Library.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The library is supported by our many volunteers who spend hours by being a desk volunteer, helping at our annual Giant Garage and Plant Sale, baking for our many programs and events. If you would like to volunteer, please stop by the library or call us at 845-2663.
BOOK DONATIONS: Donations of gently used, clean and non-mildewed books, DVD movies & audio books are always welcome. Selling used books is one of the library’s important fund-raising activities. If you’d like to donate, simply email us or drop-off books at the library during regular hours. (Please remember that books donated specifically for use in the library may or may not be placed on the shelves – the decision about which books go on the shelves is at the discretion of our librarian.)
- Hats: We offer many different colored hats embossed with the “04574” zip code of Washington. Come in and select the color you like. $20.
- Book Sale: We have an ongoing book sale with many varieties of books. Browse the large shelves for that long forgotten book. Prices start at 50¢.
- Candy: Hungry while you are looking for a book? There is a basket at the librarian desk with selections of candy–for a dollar a bag.
The AmazonSmile Foundation will make a donation to Gibbs Library when you shop on Amazon. Your price stays the same, but Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase to Gibbs Library. All you need to do is log into Amazon using smile.amazon.com and choose Washington Library Association as your charity. Then, bookmark that page and every time you sign into Amazon, a percentage of your purchase goes to Gibbs Library.
Your empty 5 cent cans and bottles are worth cash for Gibbs Library. It’s an easy program. Just pick up some green plastic CLYNK bags at the library, fill them with returnables and take them to any Hannaford store. Each bag is limited to 20 lbs.