The Trustees of the Concord Free Public Library Corporation are responsible for the maintenance of both buildings and the grounds. In addition, this private corporation funds library books, magazines, CDs, the Special Collections and all book repairs and binding. The Town of Concord’s budget covers all staff salaries, utilities and a high percentage of the books purchased each year.
Supporting the Libraries in Concord helps us maintain these two important gateways to learning for the community. Contributions to The Concord Free Library are tax deductible as we are a 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Contributions may be made in the many ways listed below including online.
The Concord Free Public Library is a 501(c) 3 charitable
organization. Donations made to the Library are tax deductible.
There are different ways to contribute financially
to the well-being of the Library. Listed below are some specific
ways of how you can help.
Appeal - Support Your New Library!
The Annual Appeal, which runs from July 1 to June 30th each year, raises funds to help maintain the newly renovated building and grounds of both branches of the Library. Each year the appeal also helps purchase $75,000 of books, videos/DVDs, CD's and Books on Tapes/CDs. Contributions to the Annual Appeal are accepted at anytime during the year. Envelopes are available at both Main and Fowler Libraries. For more information about contributing to the Annual Appeal, please call the Development Office at 978-318-3355.
> Memorial Funds
A fund for books or general purchase may be established in memory
of a family member or friend. Please indicate the designation on
your check or in a note and we will provide you with a receipt
and send a
note to the family.
> Book Funds
Book funds are earmarked for specific areas
of library acquisitions (e.g: Young Adult books, Children’s Books,
Fowler Library Collection, etc.). Book funds can be established in
honor or in memory of a person with a special book plate placed in
> Giving In Honor
A gift in honor of a teacher, special birthday, or any occasion
or individual is welcome. A receipt is sent to you and a card
is sent to the honoree
to announce your gift.
Kinds of Gifts
> Outright Cash Gifts
It does not get any simpler than this. Transfer funds electronically,
via check or use a credit card with the following information:
Concord Free Public Library Corporation
129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
The Library is pleased to accept gifts of security which offer special
tax benefits. Please contact the Development Office at 978-318-3355
for the Library’s
account numbers and broker information.
> Planned Gifts
From planning your own retirement security to ensuring smooth estate
planning, please consider the library. For more information, please contact
the Development Office at 978-318-3355.
> Gifts of Art/Personal Property/Manuscripts/book Collections
Please call for the details about giving the Concord Free Public
Library art, manuscripts, book collections, etc. by contacting
Special Collections at 978-318-3342.
> Corporate Matching Gifts
Many employers match the gift their employees make to Concord Free
Public Library. If your employer does have this program, your
gift may be doubled simply by completing the matching
by your employer.
> Corporate and Foundation Grants
Grants from Corporations and Foundations are an important source
of funding for the Library. If you are associated with a Corporation
or Foundation interested in giving to the Concord Free Public
Library please contact the Development Office at 978-318-3355.
To donate to the Annual Appeal, please click on the button above.
Main Library (Concord Center)
Fowler Branch Library (West Concord)
129 Main Street Concord,