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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill

Your gift to support the new North Shore Library is greatly appreciated and the methods of giving are numerous. Some of the most common ways of giving are listed below:

  • A gift of cash
  • A gift of securities
  • A gift of real estate
  • A gift of tangible personal property
  • A gift through a charitable remainder trust (unitrust or annuity trust) with an income interest retained for life
  • A company matching gift, payroll deduction or automatic bank draft
  • A pledge for up to 3 years

Special Tributes

Giving to the capital campaign offers opportunities for creating a special tribute in honor of a friend or loved one, recognize a special date or achievement, or in memory of loved ones. We will be happy to discuss special gift options with donors. Gifts and pledges may be made On the Occasion, In Memoriam, or In Honor of individuals, families, businesses and/or organizations.


A Place of Honor will be created in a suitable location in the new library to recognize donor participation in an appropriate and dignified manner. All donors making gifts and pledges of $1,000 and above will be recognized by this permanent symbol of appreciation. The Wall of Honor will include the names of individual and family donors, businesses, foundations, and organizations that have made substantial contributions to the campaign. In addition, attractive Donor Recognition Opportunities will be offered as another way to show our appreciation to donors who make significant campaign gifts. All donors to the capital campaign, who wish to be recognized, will be listed in alphabetical order in the Honor Roll of Donors. It will be a publication created at the conclusion of the campaign and widely circulated throughout the communities we serve.

Pledges are Important

To meet the capital campaign goal to build our new library we need everyone’s support. We will need as many gifts as possible to be paid early in order to meet our campaign goal and building timetable. So, we ask that our donors strongly consider making an outright gift so we have funds to build our new library as soon as possible. We understand that extending your payments of a gift over a 3-year period may allow you to make a greater donation, and the success of our campaign depends on the receipt of gifts of this type; however, to ensure our success, please consider making an initial pledge payment of at least 50% along with your pledge.

Please contact the North Shore Library with any donation questions.