How to Give

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.

Giving Opportunities
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.

> Annual 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 the book(s).

> 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:
Development Office
Concord Free Public Library Corporation
129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742

> Securities
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 gift form provided 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.

Annual Appeal


To give to the Annual Appeal, please click on the button above.

Main Library (Concord Center)

Fowler Exterior

Fowler Branch Library (West Concord)

Development Office
Phone: 978-318-3356
Fax: 978-318-3344
Mailing Address:
129 Main Street Concord, MA 01742

Town of Concord, MA