Purchasing gift and memorial books is a wonderful way to remember loved ones or to mark special occasions such as births and birthdays, graduations, weddings, and anniversaries.
With your tax-deductible contribution, the Library will purchase an item in the category you choose (adult, children, other). You can even suggest a subject or materials that best represent the occasion or the interests of the honoree.
Acknowledgment of your gift is sent to the individual or to the family of the person being honored. Gifts will be acknowledged with a book plate in the designated volume before it goes on the shelf for check-out.
To make a donation, send your check made payable to the Berkley Public Library, along with the completed donation form to:
Berkley Public Library
3155 Coolidge Highway
Berkley, MI 48072
Any questions? Call 248-658-3340
The Berkley Public Library is proud of its collection, beautiful building and programs. Although tax dollars are the main source of revenue for the library, we need extra funding to support the level of services we offer.
The library’s endowment fund was started in 1999 with a bequest of $62,500 and has grown to over $125,000. Each year the library receives a check to support library programs. This money has been used to upgrade the computer network, renovate the children’s room, and purchase new materials for the collection. The annual distribution from the endowment fund provides a stable source of income for the library, and this payout grows with the fund.
The Berkley Public Library Endowment Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Pooling charitable funds into a well-recognized organization offers us a higher return on dollars.
The answer is simple. Your donation of any size will help. Simply fill out this form and send in your check (payable to “CFSEM”) with “Berkley Public Library Endowment Fund” written on the memo line and send it to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
Not only are you helping an outstanding public institution, your donations are tax deductible. Donors get the most advantageous benefits available under the law – a Michigan tax credit of up to $100 for individuals or $200 for married couples filing jointly, as well as a federal tax deduction if itemizing.
How can I learn more?
You can contact the Library Director Celia Morse at 248-658-3440.