How you can support us
What you can do to make the New Woodstock Free Library an even better community resource to be enjoyed by everyone.
The Library would not be what it is today without the help of generous individuals who have donated their time and expertise. We are actively seeking volunteers to assist our staff in providing the best possible service to the community.
Volunteer opportunities may include:
- Shelving books and DVDs
- Working at the service desk to check out and return items
- Retrieving books that are requested by other libraries
- Assisting patrons with computer usage
- Preparing materials for children’s programs and crafts
- Straightening library materials on the shelves and keeping them in alphabetical or numerical order
- Serving on the Exhibits Committee to help coordinate shows by local and regional artists
- Other activities based on the volunteer’s interests and talents
Volunteers are asked to commit to a shift of at least 2 hours per week. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact the Library at 315-662-3134.
The Library gratefully accepts financial contributions, either for a specific cause (e.g. programs, equipment, collections, etc.) or for the general fund. Monetary donations may be made by cash, check (made payable to “New Woodstock Free Library”), or online by clicking on the button below. Donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be provided upon request.
The Library can accept some donations of library materials, including books, audiobook CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games, or magazines. Please contact our General Manager at 315-662-3134 for approval.
You can support the New Woodstock Library without impacting your current income by planning a legacy gift. A legacy gift is an ideal way to help keep the Library a vibrant and vital part of the community. Legacy gifts can be unrestricted (“spend it where the Library thinks best”) or restricted (“my gift should be used to fund children’s activities”) – the choice is yours. Legacy gifts can also offer tax advantages to survivors. You should consult your financial advisers and legal counsel before making any legacy gifts. You should also contact us so that we are aware of your proposed gift and how you want us to administer it.
There are many ways you can help – here are some suggestions.
- Gift in your will – Simply make us a beneficiary in your will. Please make sure that your executor is aware of the gift and also please let us know what you are planning.
- Gifts of stock – a simple beneficiary form can direct your stock gift to us.
- Gifts of valuables – for example the Library is a conservator of a collection of Gordon Muck art thanks to the generous donation of Mrs. Muck. (Please be aware that valuables that do not fit into the Library’s collections may be sold and the proceeds used in benefit of the Library).
- Gifts from your IRA – if you are over 72 and do not need the mandatory distribution, you can directly transfer IRA funds to the Library.
- Retirement plans can similarly be directed to the Library.
A little more complicated – the following are truly areas where professional assistance in creating your legacy gift is required:
- Gifts of real estate
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Life Income Plans
Please contact our General Manager at 315-662-3134 to discuss your legacy gifts.