Gifts to the Library

General–The Sallie Logan Public Library is grateful for gifts, and its collection has been enriched by donations of materials as well as contributions. Through donors, the Library has been able to acquire materials which could not have been purchased otherwise. The library staff can supply, upon request, a list of needed materials for consideration by the donor.

Donation of Books and Audio Visual Materials–In accepting a gift of materials, the Library reserves the privilege of deciding whether items donated should be added to the collection.

Gift Book Program–The Library welcomes monetary contributions specifically for book purchases in memorial to or in honor of named individuals. In order that the Library can properly honor the generosity, a special form to record the information is used and should be completed.

Donation of Art Objects and Other Types of Materials–Although such gifts are usually welcomed and valued, final decision on their acceptance rests withe Library Director and the Board of Library Trustees.

Donations–Others, e.g. Monetary–The Library welcomes cash contributions, gifts of real property, stock, and bonds. It is our custom to expend cash gifts on materials, equipment, or a project which is acceptable to the donor. Although it is unlikely, there may be an occasion in which the restrictions set by the donor make it impossible for the library to accept the contribution. All donations are subject to the appr9oval of the Library Director with the backing of the Board of Library Trustees.

Recognition of Gifts–For memorial books to the library, the library may place within the book, the name of the donor, if desired.

Use of Gifts–All gifts are accepted with the understanding that it may someday be necessary that they be sold or disposed of in the best interest of the Library. The Library cannot commit itself to perpetually housing a donation.

Income Tax Statements–The Library cannot appraise the value of a donation of materials or art. It will, however, issue the donor a letter acknowledging the donation. It is the donor’s decision whether he or she will determine the value of the donation or utilize an independent appraiser.

Restriction–No donation can be accepted unless it is given to the Library without restrictions, unless the Board of Library Trustees has specifically adopted an agreement to do so. All gifts maybe used, sold, or disposed of in the best interest of the Library.

Form–A Gift Agreement Form must be signed by the donor and approved by the Library Director and the Board of Library Trustees for restricted gifts.