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Support the Library

Bestow a Book
Share meaningful events in your life and support the library at the same time by bestowing a book. With your contribution, you may select a book or subject, and a bookplate will be placed in the newly purchased item with your name and special message. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of a child, honor an anniversary, or remember a beloved friend, teacher or relative. If you would like to bestow a book, please fill out a “Bestow a Book” form at our circulation desk.

Gram’s Children’s Fund

This fund was started 2009 by the Behm family grandchildren in memory of Betty Behm.  Donations to this fund go to Friends of the Library to support and encourage children and families to read, learn and expand their worlds. The fund also supports programming that reflects Mrs. Behm’s wide-ranging interests such as travel, reading, women in business and local history.

Gram’s Fund is a great way to honor all grandmothers for the love and guidance they provide. Please consider a donation in honor of your mother or grandmother for Mother’s Day, a special Birthday or other event. Checks should be made to Friends of Madison Public Library with Gram’s Fund designated in the memo. Please talk with us if there is a special way you would like us to honor your grandmother with the donation.

Betty Behm was a 25 year member and former president of the Madison Public Library Board, and was instrumental in starting the Friends of Madison Public Library.  The Behm Family has been involved with Madison Public Library since its founding and continues to actively support a vibrant Library in the Madison Community. 

Of course, not all support comes in the form of money and materials. Madison Public Library can use the gift of your time. From helping to unpack our book delivery in the morning to shelving books, our volunteers provide valued services to our library. If you would like to become a volunteer, please call the library and ask for Diane Byrnes.

Join Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library provide needed support to the Library through special events, book sales, the Summer Reading program, the purchase of needed equipment, and more!  Click here for a printable form for Friends of the Library, or come in to the library and fill out a form.

General Donations
If you would like to make a donation to the library, you may mail it to the library in care of Dee Culbertson, Director. General donations help to maintain library hours and facilities and purchase materials such as books, magazines and audio/visual items. If desired, you may specify an area or activity you would like to support or talk with the Director about what is needed.

Planned Gifts and Bequests
Remember us in your will! Consider making Madison Public Library part of your trust, bequest or endowment. A planned gift to the library ensures the future of the library and it’s programs, and creates your own legacy of support. If you would like to learn more about planned giving, please contact our director, Dee Culbertson, at 440-428-2189.