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Donations to the Library

Donations/Memberships to the Friends of the Library

A great way to support the library is to join the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. You can also donate online to the Friends. Click here to find out about the Friends.

Amazon Purchases

You can support the Friends of MHL by making your Amazon purchases (all your purchases, not just books) through the links that are provided on the Friends web page.

The process is simple. When you decide to purchase an item from Amazon, connect to Amazon through our web site by first going to the Friends page then clicking on the Amazon link or do a search through the Amazon search box.

The Friends and Library benefit because we participate in "Amazon Associates," a program that Amazon has instituted to drive traffic to their online store. Being an Associate allows us to receive 4 to 8.5% of your sale. For example, if you purchase a $100 item, we would get between $4 and $8.50, just because you used our website to connect to Amazon.

This is a very painless way that you can help the Friends and your local Library. The money we make from Amazon will be used for MHL programs (Teens and Children Programs, Concerts, Museum passes, and other special events).

Memorial Gifts

If you would like to donate funds to the library to purchase books in memory or in honor of someone, click here to access the Memorial Gift form (pdf 55kb). Just print up the form, fill it out, and either fax or mail it to us.

Gifts to the Trustees Fund

The Trustees Fund cannot be used for regular library operations, like purchasing materials, payroll, and building maintenance. The Trustees Fund only supports initiatives that are outside the scope of the municipal appropriation. For example, the Trustees in recent years have provided scholarships to library pages, purchased public art like the Polar Bear sculpture, and supported staff professional development.

If you are interested in making a donation of cash or securities to the Trustees of Memorial Hall Library, or wish to remember the Trustees Fund in your will, please contact the Director, Beth Mazin, at 978-623-8401 x41 ( or the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Contact the Director and she will put you in touch with the Chair.

Donations of New and Used Books and Other Items

When you donate books and other items to the Library, you are actually donating the items to the Friends of the Library. The library then selects those items that it needs for its collection. The rest are sold by the Friends at their book sales, to benefit the library. In order to be added to the collection, new or used items donated to the library must meet our regular selection criteria as outlined in our Collection Development Manual. To learn more about donating items to the library, check out our Book Donation FAQs.

Last updated: June 12, 2015
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