Giving

WE WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR LIBRARY.

To make a tax deductible gift to the Quogue Library Society, please click below and thank you.

Donations to the Quogue Library Society become part of the Library’s reserve fund and are used for capital improvements and the purchase of materials, programs or equipment not included in the normal operating budget.

DONATIONS

Financial Gifts

Donations to the Quogue Library become part of the library’s reserve fund and are used for capital improvements and for the purchase of materials, programs or equipment not included in the normal operating budget.

In addition to the Annual Appeal, the library invites people particularly interested in specific parts of the Collection, Programs or buildings and grounds to make Restricted Gifts in support of that interest. All restricted gifts are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees and must align with the library’s mission and need.

Please contact Library Board President, Barbara V. Sartorius, to discuss the non-financial gifts, other than books, at president@quoguelibrary.org

 

Non-Financial gifts to the Library

All gifts to the Quogue Library must support the library’s mission statement and become the sole property of the Library.

Books or other library materials are evaluated according to the same criteria applied to materials that we purchase. Materials not kept for the collection may be sold to benefit the library.

Generally, the library does not accept outdated informational books or textbooks, books that are musty or mildewed, annotated or in poor condition, periodicals, puzzles or VHS tapes.

Please contact Library Board President, Barbara V. Sartorius, to discuss non-financial gifts, other than books, at president@quoguelibrary.org

QUOGUE LIBRARY SOCIETY

Throughout its history, Quogue Library’s significant capital investments in its buildings and grounds have been funded almost entirely through philanthropic contributions from community residents.

In 2000 the Quogue Library Society was established as the formal means to invite financial support from the community and to provide recognition and thanks to the hundreds of residents who have donated generously through the years.

The funds have enabled the library to achieve excellence by investing in emerging technologies, creating outstanding new programs, meeting unforeseen emergencies and replacing outmoded equipment. Each summer the QLS Annual Gala is held to thank donors and to celebrate the library’s accomplishments.

In 2018 the Quogue Library Society provided a Cornerstone gift to launch the Capital Campaign. Now, thanks to the most recent expansion and refurbishment, the Library is ready to serve patrons in the Information Age while retaining the architectural charm and historical ambiance that makes reading, browsing or just relaxing in its comfortable rooms such a pleasure. With over 120 years of continuous service to the community, the Library remains a resource for all ages.

As a supporter of the Quogue Library Society, you will have that personal sense of satisfaction knowing that you have helped your library carry forward its mission to inform, inspire, entertain and challenge all who enter its doors or its online presence.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

The Quogue Library launched a capital campaign in June 2018. More than $6 million was raised from the residents and friends of the library and an additional $400,000 from the New York State Library Construction Aid grants program. The funds were used to add a new Children’s Room and Art Gallery to the building and to completely renovate, furnish and equip the entire facility.

GIFT POLICY

The Quogue Library acknowledges the importance of gifts and donations to its growth and development. Gifts help enrich and improve the Library’s resources for the benefit of the entire Quogue community. 

  • Acceptance of Gifts 

Gifts to the Quogue Library must support the Library’s mission statement and be consistent with the Library’s policies, goals, and objectives. The library reserves the right to refuse gifts without explanation.

All gifts and donations become the sole property of the Library and may be used or disposed of as in the judgment of the Board of Trustees best furthers the mission of the Library. Once conveyed to the Library, no gift will be returned to the donor. 

Restricted gifts will be accepted only if the specific use requested is consistent with the mission and goals of the Library. Restrictions shall not impede the ability of the Library to acquire gifts from other sources; shall not place financial or administrative burden on the Library’s resources; and, shall not subject the Library to adverse publicity. 

Monetary contributions to the Quogue Library Society become part of the Library’s reserve fund and are used for capital improvements and the purchase of materials, programs or equipment not included in the normal operating budget. 

Books or other library material offered by a donor to the Library are evaluated according to the same criteria that are applied to purchased materials.  Those materials not passing the Library’s selection process may, if accepted by the Library, be sold or otherwise disposed of as best benefits the Library. Generally, the Library does not accept outdated informational books or textbooks, books that are musty or mildewed, annotated or in poor condition, periodicals, puzzles or VHS tapes. 

  • Disposition of Gifts 

The Library reserves the right to make the final decision on the disposition of any gift as a condition of the display of the donated materials. The Library does not have an obligation to replace or repair worn out, damaged or lost gift items or to keep donated material for any length of time.  

  • Acknowledgement of Gifts 

All gifts will be acknowledged in-writing by the Library Director or a Library Trustee.  In instances where the gift is in honor or memory of a third party or individual, a letter will also be sent to the honoree (or family) to let him/her know of the tribute.

The Library does not appraise items for tax purposes and does not provide value statements to donors.  Donors who wish to have an item appraised should do so before donating the gift to the Library.  Acknowledgment of the gift will include a description of it.