Establish a Book Fund

By making a gift to the East Hampton Library Book Fund, you join a distinguished group whose gifts and personal commitment have built the library from its beginnings in 1897 into one of the finest small libraries in America. The East Hampton Library relies on the support of friends to assure its financial strength and its long-term ability to serve the public.

Gifts to the book fund of $5000 and over are held in an account in perpetuity with other gifts to the fund. This makes gifts truly lasting as it enable the library to purchase books for years to come. Donors can specify areas of the collection they would like to help develop. Books purchased will include beautiful bookplates to indicate the donor inside the cover of the books. You can specify a special friend or family member you’d like to honor with your donation.

To request information about becoming a member of this special group, please call the library at 324-0222 ext. 8. With a gift to the book fund, your contribution will be a truly lasting one.

Download a Book Fund Donation Form (Adobe Reader Required)


Your gift to the Book Fund…
…Can help build areas of the collection that interest you.
…Can be designated to honor a loved one.
…Can be tax deductible.*
…Will be indicated by a beautiful bookplate inside the cover of the book.
…Can generate income to purchase books for years to come.

* The full value of the gift can be deducted in the current year provided the gift is less than thirty percent of your adjusted gross income.