Gifts & Donations

Gifts and Donations

Gifts and Donations: The Wicomico Public Library welcomes gifts and donations in support of the library and its collections, programs, services and facilities. Monetary gifts and donations of library materials, personal property or real property are accepted subject to policies adopted by the Board of Trustees. Unless donors specify otherwise, these funds are used in support of the library system and its collections, programs, services and facilities. If desired, appropriate donor recognition and notification will be provided.

Gifts of library materials (books, audio and video tapes, etc.) are accepted with the understanding that they are non-returnable and may be handled or disposed of in the best interests of the library. Donated materials may be added to the collection if they meet the standards set forth in the library’s Collection Development Policy. If desired, appropriate donor recognition will be provided.

Gifts of other personal or real property may be accepted by the library, subject to its needs and in compliance with any applicable policies. If desired, appropriate donor recognition will be provided.

The library will acknowledge receipts of gifts for tax purposes, but will not assess the monetary value of gifts.

Financial Processes: All expenditures and receipts related to gifts, donations and fundraising are processed through the Wicomico Public Library’s financial accounts.

Draft expansion and revision of “Gifts Policy,” adopted by Wicomico Public Library Board of Trustees, June 13, 2006

Amended and Approved by the Library Board of Trustees
October 9, 2007