The Board of Library Trustees offers the following gift suggestions:
1. MEMORIAL BOOKS IN HONOR OF A FRIEND OR RELATIVE
With a donation of $25 (or more), one or more books will be purchased as a lasting tribute to a friend or relative. Books are selected that will keep alive the memory and interests of the person designated. A special bookplate will be placed in the book or books, carrying the name of the person and the name of the donor, if desired. The family of the person honored will be notified of the memorial gift without mention of the amount.
2. A GIFT TO COMMEMORATIVE A SPECIAL OCCASION
Honor gifts commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday, graduation, wedding, the birth of a child, anniversary or retirement. The person honored will be notified of the remembrance, without mention of the amount, and a bookplate will be placed in each book. Since books are used over and over again, this is one of the most useful tributes that can be given.
3. AN UNRESTRICTED GIFT
An unrestricted gift is particularly valuable because it affords flexibility in meeting the changing needs of a dynamic institution. Gifts of this type would be used alone or with other gifts at the discretion of the Board of Library Trustees to sponsor a lecture or lecture series, to acquire an art object, to purchase an item of furniture or equipment, etc. With the consent of the donor, suitable recognition will be provided.
4. A BEQUEST
A bequest is a gift made in a will. It is desirable that the beneficiary be "Trustees of Melrose Public Library." A bequest may be for a specific purpose, subject to certain limitations, or be left to the discretion of the Board of Trustees. We would be glad to confer with your lawyer.
5. MELROSE PUBLIC LIBRARY WISH LIST DONATION
Our library maintains a list of desired items on Amazon.com. Visitors can select titles to donate, and have them shipped directly to the library. MPL will receive a notice of your generous donation, and an acknowledgment will be sent.
Download and complete a Gift Program Brochure or visit the Melrose Public Library to request one.