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Give Money to the Library

Your gift of money is always welcome at the Library. We have various programs to suit your giving needs. A gift to the library is a nice way to commemorate a person, a birthday or other special event.

Mellinger Memorial Library welcomes gifts of new and gently-used books, audio recordings, videos, and similar materials.  Items will be accepted at the discretion of the director.

Once donated, items become the property of Mellinger Memorial Library and may be given to other libraries and non-profit agencies, sold, traded, or discarded.

The library will acknowledge receipt of donated items but is unable to set fair market or appraisal values.  It is recommended that the donor make a list of items donated.  If items are being donated to obtain a tax benefit, it is the donor's responsibility to establish fair market value or to obtain expert assistance in establishing any value.

The library also reserves the right to decide when a gift must be withdrawn.

Monetary gifts, bequests, and memorial or honorary contributions are particularly welcome.  Funds donated will be used to purchase items in accordance with the selection policy of the library.  Books, videos, CDs, and other materials purchased with bequests and memorial or honorary contributions will be identified with special donor plates whenever posible.  If requested, notification of memorial or honorary contributions will be sent to the family of the person being recognized.  Suggestions for areas of interest are welcome and will be followed to the extent possible. 

Acceptance of donations of equipment, real estate, stock, artifacts, works of art, collections, etc. will be determined by the library board based on their suitability to the purposes and needs of the library, laws, and regulations that govern the ownership of the gift and the library's ability to cover insurance and maintenance costs associated with the donation.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.