Annual Appeal ~ Gift Book Program ~ Memorial Gifts ~ Gifts of Securities ~ Planned Giving ~ Other Ways to Support the KFL
Donations may be made for our Annual Appeal, in memory of a special person, to celebrate a special occasion, or a lasting legacy gift.
Every gift truly makes a difference. Thank you for your gift to benefit the Kennebunk Free Library and our community.
Our Annual Appeal
Although our Annual Appeal is not in full swing, we are still accepting donations for our yearly appeal. Your tax-deductible gift empowers us to maintain a knowledgeable and dedicated staff; sustain an historic facility; and offer a wide range of up-to-date media, convenient services, and enlightening programs that make KFL a cherished center of our community. Ultimately, gifts to the Kennebunk Free Library represent not only confidence in the work of the Library, but also belief in our collective future.
Since its founding in 1907, the Kennebunk Free Library has inspired a deeply-felt conviction about the value and importance of the public library in our community. For more than one hundred years we have provided resources and vital services that evolve to meet the changing demands of the times. For example, later this spring the KFL will join Maine’s Minerva consortium of libraries. This change will greatly expand our offerings and bring state-of-the-art inter-library lending to greater Kennebunk.
Your gift to KFL’s Annual Appeal has a direct bearing on the quality of the services and programs that we can provide. Your generosity is critical to allowing us to serve the Kennebunk community over the next year.
To make a donation, you may mail it or deliver it in person, as described below. You may also use our secure PayPal account to make a donation. Please remember that you do not need to have a PayPal account in order to make a donation.
IN PERSON: Drop by the Circulation Desk in the lobby with your check.
BY MAIL: Please send checks or money orders to:
Kennebunk Free Library
112 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Thank you very much for your support.
Gift Book Program
- The name of the person being honored.
- the name and address of the family or person we should inform about your gift,
- and the subject area of interest.
Consider a memorial gift to remember a loved one by contributing to the Kennebunk Free Library with a tax deductible gift. A memorial gift is a thoughtful way to honor the life and legacy of a loved one. The Library will send a letter of acknowledgment to the honoree or honoree family.
Gifts of Securities
Give appreciated securities to the Kennebunk Free Library and you shall receive - a tax break. Whether it's 100 shares of blue-chip stock or a new high-tech gadget, our government does indeed allow you to deduct these gifts as charitable donations. Moreover, you also avoid capital gains tax on the transfer. This double benefit means that you can leverage a larger donation by using appreciated securities rather than cash to make your gift.
We welcome gifts of publicly traded stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares. Some donors own stock in privately held corporations; contact us to learn about using those assets to make a gift. The securities you use to make your gift must have been held by you for more than one year to be fully deductible.
Kennebunk Free Library offers opportunities to support the Library with Planned Giving. Please view our latest brochure for additional information.
Other Ways to Support KFL
- Serving as a Trustee or working as a Community Member on a Trustee committee.
- Joining the Friends of the Library.
- Consider a bequest to KFL: you'd like to help build the long-term financial strength of the Kennebunk Free Library, but feel you cannot make a significant gift today. A bequest under your will or revocable trust can complement your lifestyle and commitments today while supporting KFL tomorrow.
- Attending a Library program.
- Donating your used books to our book sales.