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It's a Milestone but it's not our last! 

The mission of the Memorial and Library Association is to strengthen the community and enrich lives by stimulating intellect and sparking imagination through access to literature, information, nature, and the arts.

Westerly Library and Wilcox Park strives to be one of the premiere intellectual, cultural, and botanical assets in the region.

The Westerly Library is a great resource for the community -- it has something for everyone of every age. Ever wonder how you can support the Library? Donations and gifts are always welcomed to supplement the Library's budget and your donation is an investment in the community which will be used to enhance the Library's collections and services.

In 2017, the Memorial and Library Association celebrated it’s 125th Anniversary! Over those 125 years, the Association, led by its Trustees, Incorporators, Directors and Staff, has remained true to its mission “to strengthen the community and enrich lives by stimulating intellect and sparking imagination through access to literature, information, nature, and the arts”.

Looking back at the last 125 years, we could not be more proud. Our accomplishments both big and small, have all been made possible because of the generosity of donors like you. 

It’s an exciting time for Westerly Library and Wilcox Park. Here’s to the next 125! 

Additional Ways to Give

IRA Direct Transfer
Donors age 70 1/2 and up can direct money be transferred directly from their IRA to a qualified charity such as the library and park.  That amount does count towards the donor's minimum distribution, but no federal income tax is due on the distribution.  This is a unique, tax-wise way to support Westerly Library and Wilcox Park.

Donating Securities
Gifts of Securities are welcome. Donors who donate securities that have been held long term will generally receive a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciation of the assets over their original cost bases. Please be sure to consult with your tax advisors for specific tax information when giving securities.

Planned Giving
Various types of planned gifts are possible, ranging from a simple bequest in a will to charitable trusts and Pooled Income Funds. An effective gift plan may increase your current income or provide retirement income, while earning a current tax deduction and providing for a future gift to the Memorial and Library Association of Westerly.

Memorial & Celebration Books
Many people like to donate money to purchase books to celebrate special birthdays or to honor the death of friends and family members. The person’s name is placed on a bookplate with an appropriate message.

Amazon Smiles
Support us with every Amazon purchase. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select the Memorial & Library Association before you begin shopping and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

For more information contact Brigitte Hopkins, Executive Director, at 596-2877 extension 303.

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