Although the Town of Wilton heavily subsidizes the Library, it is not enough to cover all our operating expenses. We still need to raise about $20,000 a year to make ends meet. We raise this money in a variety of ways: fundraisers, book sales, fees, legacies and bequests, grants and requested donations, and from the generous unsolicited donations we receive throughout the year. A Fall newsletter is in the works, which includes an appeal letter for the annual Fall Fundraiser.
This year, the Board has established a committee charged with developing, evaluating and reviewing fundraising policies, practices and goals. The committee is also working on developing a planned giving program to encourage deferred gifts, bequests, gifts of stock, and other opportunities for people to maximize their assets through a gift to the Library.
“Friends of the Library” : It is a lot of work to operate this public facility and the staff has its hands full with all the technical details of daily operations. But there are a support tasks, large and small, that need doing and this is where the Friends of the Library come in. This brochure outlines many of the opportunities to help spread literacy, enjoyment, and empowerment in Wilton.