Support the Library

Support the Bixby Memorial Library with a TAX DEDUCTIBLE online donation today!

While our physical space is closed the Bixby has added multiple new virtual programs, more options for digital checkouts like hoopla. We have created more avenues for connection like through our live chat option on our website and we gave away over 850 books, crafts, resource materials, prizes and even toilet paper to our community. We have upgraded our internet to get a better free WIFI signal out to our outdoor space. We are not done but we need your support. We have cut our spending and cannot hold our yearly Gala, which brings in around 15% of our yearly budget. Now is a great time to support your favorite non-profits, who are doing essential work to help communities stay safely at home during this pandemic. As a part of the CARES act there are increased tax benefits to donating to the Bixby, and other organizations like us. Click here for an article about these incentives.

Photo taken by Bob Schatz, Photography

From our 2019-2020 Annual Appeal

In this exciting year at the library we have:

  • Welcomed 31% more visitors than in 2018.
  • Invited 7 authors to inspire.
  • Showcased 9 local artist displays.
  • Filled our Community Room with music from 8 local groups.
  • Delivered books and programs to 12 local schools, preschools and daycare sites.
  • Brought live birds and snakes into the building to delight children & adults alike.
  • Hosted our 1st ever Cat Cafe with Homeward Bound.
  • Partnered with the Boys & Girls Club to produce a Lego Competition, Age Well to offer Tai Chi and the DAR to preserve local historical documents. 

More than ever, the Bixby is engaging with our community in this beautiful corner of Vermont. We rely on your generous support to continue this work. $50 purchases 4 new children’s picture books. $150 brings a program speaker. $1,500 provides a year of free internet. $8,000 keeps the building insured for a year. We are thankful for every dollar, every visit and all the ways you continue to support the Bixby. 

Whether you donate to our appeal or not, please accept our heartfelt thanks. 

Maddy Willwerth, Interim Director

Paula Moore, President, Board of Trustees

P.S. Your donation is tax-deductible. And here’s another way to support the library at no cost to you when you shop on Amazon. Go to AmazonSmile – smile.amazon.com – and choose to support Bixby Memorial Free Library. It’s free and easy.

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