Book Fund Donations
A gift to the book fund is a unique way to recognize special moments in the lives of family and friends (birthdays, anniversaries, retirements or holidays) or to leave a lasting memory of a loved one. Books purchased with these donations are affixed with a bookplate bearing the name of the donor and person being honored. A card will also be sent to individuals of your choosing notifying them of the donation. A gift can be made by mail using the donation form or online through the Foundation's secure website. The average cost of a book is about $35, but all donations, no matter the amount, are important and do make a difference. Donations of $500 and above to the book fund are honored with a brass plaque in the library.
Donation of Books and Other Materials
Gifts of books, papers, records, and other materials in good condition are welcome and enhance the library's collections. Donations delivered to the Garnett Library should include a completed Gift Acceptance Form. Donors are encouraged to obtain an appraisal for income tax purposes prior to delivery. Library staff are considered interested parties, which precludes their participation in the appraisal process, but library staff can supply information on accessing various online appraisal services. The Donation Policy at the bottom of the Gift Acceptance Form provides additional information.