Public Library welcomes gifts of library materials, money or real property.
These gifts help enrich and expand our collection, and they help to improve
the resources and services we provide to our patrons and the greater Kiel
gifts may be unrestricted or designated as memorial or tributes to honor
a loved one. Donors may suggest specific furniture, equipment or artwork
to be acquired with their donation; however, the Library Board reserves
the right of final selection in order to meet space, use, or design
criteria. Unrestricted monetary contributions become part of the Memorial
Fund administered by the Board of Trustees. These funds are generally
used to fund equipment, building projects, or other items too expensive
or specialized for the operating budget.
library welcomes gifts of books and other materials to honor a friend
or relative. Such materials must meet the same criteria for selection
as purchased materials, however. Our emphasis is on acquiring current
materials of wide-ranging interest to the general public. The library
director will be pleased to recommend titles to honor a relative or
friend. Memorial books are marked with a bookplate identifying the honoree
and, if desired, the donor.
Because evaluating older materials is labor intensive, the library
generally only accepts books that are no more than two years old and
in excellent condition. Donated videos, DVDs, audio books and software
are usually placed on our “used item” sale cart, or designated
for Friends of the Library (FOLK) book sales. The library does not
accept used textbooks, magazines, or items in poor physical condition.
gifts are tax deductible. The library will furnish a receipt upon
request, but we do not place a financial value on used items.
No gifts are accepted unless given to the library without restriction.
All gifts may be used, sold, or disposed of in the best interest of
the library; the library reserves the right to decide the conditions
of display, housing, and access to the materials.
Kiel Public Library
511 Third Street
Kiel, WI 53042