Support the Library

Leonians love their library. You can show it with your tax dollars and personal giving.

The library needs both.

Municipal funds pay for the library's infrastructure and basic operation, but municipal budgets are tight. Your personal support is crucial.

Your tax-deductible donations help to make the library special to our community. Some recent examples of what your generosity has made possible:

You can give in different ways - not only today but for the future.

What You Can Give
(with tax benefits as allowed by law)

Special Ways to Give

Memorial/honor gifts - Remember, recognize, or celebrate special persons or groups.
Matching gifts - Double your donations through your employer's Matching Gift Program.
Endowment funds - Funds that yield income that the library may spend, with original capital preserved. Such funds may be restricted for specified purposes.
Restricted funds - Money to be spent for specified purposes or at certain times.

Planned Giving

Planned giving can help insure that the library of tomorrow will be the flourishing, vital community center it is today. You can make larger gifts than you might be able to make during your lifetime and with possibly important tax benefits (for example, lower estate taxes). And you will be providing a living legacy for a cause dear to you.

Bequests - Typically made through a will, which may specify an item to be donated, a dollar amount, a piece of property, or a percentage or portion of an entire estate.

Beneficiary designations - The library named as a beneficiary of life insurance policies, payable-on-death accounts, or qualified retirement plans (for example, IRA, 401(k), 403(b), and Employee Stock Ownership plans).

Other planned giving methods - Charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, or other special arrangements.

You can provide a living legacy for a cause dear to you.

If you are considering a special gift or including a gift to the library in you estate plan, feel free to contact the Library Director. Information supplied by the director or given in this publication is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. For such advice, please consult your attorney and financial and tax advisors.

Donations to the library are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; certain donations may provide other tax benefits. All gifts are subject to the library's gift policy.

Naming opportunitites may be available.

Discussions and decisions about planned giving will be kept confidential.