What is the Annual
The Portland Public Library is a nonprofit organization funded
through public and private contributions. Funding for Library operations
(staffing, heat, electricity, maintenance, etc.) comes primarily from
the City of Portland, with additional support from the State
of Maine and Cumberland County.
All book and materials acquisitions,
information technologies, and our many free
public programs are funded through private donations from individuals, corporations,
businesses and foundations.
Contributions to the Library's Annual Fund are used to
purchase books, reference materials, audiovisual materials and computerized
information resources for
use by our patrons. Beginning
July 1 of each year, the Annual Campaign works to raise funds to
purchase books and materials for the Library. It is imperative
that the Library raise these funds each year.
To make a tax-deductible
donation to the Annual Fund:
Call 871-1700 ext. 758 or
ext. 759, and we will take your gift over the phone by Visa or
Mail a check payable to
Portland Public Library Annual Fund and mail to:
5 Monument Square, Portland, ME
Bring your gift to the
Lending Services Desk of the Main Library or any branch location.
Contact the Development
Department for information on gifts of stock, personal
bequests, and other planned giving options
The Portland Public
Library accepts gifts of cash,
stocks, personal bequests, and
in-kind goods and services. Your gift can be unrestricted (used for
collection development or general operations) or can be restricted to a
particular branch, collection or
purpose within the Library.
Ways of Giving
Rights and Use of Mailing List Policy
added to our mailing list or if you have any questions, please contact
Rachael Weyand in the
Development Department by email
207-871-1700 ext. 759.
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