Ways to Give to the Library

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There are a number of effective means of giving to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, all of which will assist the Board of Trustees to improve the Library. Each year thousands of residents directly benefit from charitable contributions made by patrons and friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library. Give to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library and your gift will inspire the Newington community for many years to come.

Gift Acceptance Policy

The purpose of the Gift Acceptance Policies is to give guidance and counsel to those individuals within The Lucy Robbins Welles Library (LRWL) concerned with the planning, promotion, solicitation, receipt, acceptance, management, reporting, use, and disposition of private sector gifts. Please see the Summary of the the Lucy Robbins Welles Library Gift Acceptance Policy for full details.

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Choosing your goals is the best way to determine which planned giving method will benefit you the most.

For More Information

The Library’s Director and the Board of Trustees will be happy to assist you and answer any questions. For more information call 860-665-8724. We can help you find your optimal plan to support our facility, collection and programs.

Contact Us

Email Administration

Phone: 860-665-8730

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Make an online donation today!

Online donations can be made today. Click on the button above to make a donation and support the Board of Trustees' vision for the the continued growth and development of the library services and expanded facility.

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Library Champions Giving Program

Library Champions becoming sustaining donors by making monthly, quarterly or annual gifts of a recurring amount. You decide the amount that will work best for you! 

Estate Gifts/Bequests

The Library administrative staff and the Fund Development Committee assist donors and their advisors with integrating charitable gifts into their financial, tax and estate planning objectives, maximizing benefits to both donors and the Lucy Robbins Welles Library.

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  Lucy's Capital Council      

An innovative annual donor program that supports programming, activities, and services at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library that are integral to the Library and can only be offered through special funding.

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Gifts of Cash

This is the most straightforward and frequently used method of supporting the Library.

Memorial or Honorary Book Donations

Cash donations made in memory or in honor of a specified loved one.

Gifts of Objects & Other Gifts

Gifts of furnishings and art for the library facility if such gifts are compatible with the library’s needs and purpose will be considered.

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  Matching Gifts

Many businesses have programs to match employee gifts of cash either in whole or in part.

Gift Planning

Charitable estate planning can provide perpetual opportunities at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library for future generations.

  Newington Library 5K Challenge Road Race

The Newington Library 5K Challenge Road Race is an annual fundraiser of the Library Board of Trustees held at Mill Pond Park.

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Legacy Society's "750 Anniversary  Club"

Be one of 750 people to donate $75 in honor of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library’s service to the community. All proceeds will go toward future library development.

 Stack the Racks Donations

Donate $30 and help us Stack the Racks.

  Matching Gifts

Many businesses have programs to match employee gifts of cash either in whole or in part.