Support the Library – Ways to Donate
It is through the generosity of private citizens, businesses and local foundations that the Library continues to remain a resource for all. Tracing its roots to 1753, the Library as presently organized has more than 100 years of continuous service to the community. From your gift, you will have that personal sense of satisfaction knowing that you have helped the Library carry forward its mission – the mission to be a a free community resource center, provides a welcoming space to all who enter its doors, in which to read, learn, communicate, create, play and participate. Through its collections, services, innovative programs, historic preservation, virtual access and technology, the library advances literacy, knowledge, cultural engagement and entertainment for all ages, elevating our understanding of the world.
At the East Hampton Library we appreciate every amount a person or entity can give to us. A gift of time is equally as important as a monetary donation. To this end we have many ways in which you can contribute to the success of the Library. Here are the various ways to give to the East Hampton Library.
Our annual appeal each December.
You can make a donation in memory of someone. You can donate to the the general need of the library, or a specific area of interest. Please click here to donate.
Our annual gala event. There are many giving opportunities through Authors Night. Visit the Authors Night website for more details.
The Children’s Fair is our free annual carnival and book fair with children’s book authors signing their books.
The Book Store features titles, maps and videos about the history of East Hampton you can purchase. These items are perfect as gifts for the East Hampton history buff you know. Visit the Book Store to see the selections.
When you establish a book fund you are setting up a trust from which the library can purchase books in perpetuity. For details please visit our Book Fund page.
The Pennypacker Society is made up of those who have named the Library as benefactors in their will. For more information, please visit the Pennypacker Society page.
Books and audio-visual materials should be in clean, sale-able condition with no odor. Items must be in original packaging (i.e. dust jacket, cases). You may drop off books in the front or rear lobbies of the library. To arrange for large donations please contact Dennis Fabiszak at 324-0222 ext. 7. Please do not leave donations outside of the Library.
Items of historical significance are to be prearranged. Please contact Andrea Meyer at 324-0222 ext. 4 to make such donations.