Paving the path to literacy one brick at a time. Remember a loved one; honor a teacher; celebrate a special occasion like a graduation, birthday, anniversary, retirement; or promote your business. Set your name in stone for decades! By purchasing a personalized, engraved brick to be placed in the Literacy Path you are helping the Friends provide programming, events and materials benefiting the library and its patrons. Your $75 tax-exempt donation will be acknowledged with a thank you letter.
Complete the Literacy Path Order form or pick one up at the library. If you have any questions about ordering a brick call Toni Raczkowski at 413-531-8196.
"The Giving Wall"
"Giving Wall" and Donor Plates: The Friends of the East Longmeadow Public Library, Inc. also recognizes that memorial gifts are made directly to the East Longmeadow Public Library. Monetary gifts in memory or honor of someone special will be used to support the library's ongoing collection development. Donations to the collection will be recognized with book plates upon the donor's request. For donations of $500 or more, a plaque will be engraved and placed on the "Giving Wall" which is located opposite the circulation desk. Again, your tax-exempt donation will be acknowledged with a thank you letter and the individual specified will be notified.
"Will or Living Trust"
A gift through your will or living trust will continue your support of the Friends of the East Longmeadow Public Library, Inc. as an important legacy in our community.
Hooray!! The library is now accepting used books and materials for the purpose of raising funds in the Friends Corner now.
The guidelines for the donation of used books (and materials) based on the East Longmeadow Public Library's policy is:
* they must be in good condition
* they must be published within the past 5 years * donors are limited to one box per household due to
the limited space in the library.
If you have been saving gently used books and materials since the start of Covid-19 and have an abundance, please check with other local non-profit organizations such as Goodwill, Red Cross, Springfield Rescue Mission, Hartsprings Foundation and others in our community.
The Friends' depend on volunteers just like you! Helping to sort used book donations, make something delicious for our "Chocolate Sampling," and especially donate baskets for our Seasonal Basket Raffle fundraiser events that take place 3 times a year.
Our Newsletters provide information of upcoming events as well as the "Bulletin Board" on the home page of this website. If you decide you are interested in helping for any occasion, respond to our email address and include the word "Volunteer" on the subject line. Many hands make for light work and we do appreciate your time and efforts.