Verona Library Gift & Donation Policy
The Verona Public Library welcomes monetary gifts for the purchase of library materials, as well as gently used books, DVDs, audiobooks and video games that are in good condition.
DONATION OF BOOKS/DVDs AND AUDIOBOOKS
Books in good, saleable condition are appreciated, and such donations will be placed in the hands of the Friends of the Verona Public Library for inclusion in their book sales. While we are able to provide a receipt indicating the number of items donated, we are unable to determine its value.
Author donations are welcome, and such gifts will remain on our shelves for circulation while the books remain of interest. No book donation can be held by the library indefinitely.
GIFTS IN REMEMBRANCE
If you wish to have us purchase a book in honor or in memory of a person or special occasion, bring your check to the Library and ask a librarian to prepare a gift form. You may request a subject area for the purchase, and a professional librarian will select material suitable for our collection. A bookplate will be added to the inside cover of the selection.
In accepting cash donations from individuals or companies, the Library suggests unrestricted gifts. The funds will be used at the discretion of the Library Director.
In the case of restricted gifts, an agreement of understanding will be filed between the Library and the donor detailing the purpose(s) of the gift(s). The Library reserves the right of final selection in order to meet the needs of space, building design and utilization, plus the criteria of the Collection Development Policy.
RECOGNITION OF GIFTS
Memorial books, as mentioned above, are affixed with a book plate acknowledging the donor and honoree.
All monetary gifts are recognized with an acknowledgment letter.
Monetary gifts of ($500. or more) will be recognized on the Library’s Donor Recognition Wall. Five categories of giving are acknowledged on the Wall:
Patron: (500. – 999.)
Steward: (1,000. – 2,499.)
Donor: (2,500. – 4,999.)
Sponsor: ($5,000. – 9,999.)
Benefector: (10,000. or more)
NAMING OPPORTUNITIES DUE TO A FINANCIAL DONATION
A Library Benefactor (contributing $10,000. or more) may propose a name for a room or area of the library, at the discretion of the Library Director and the Board of Trustees., and if there is an area in the library that is suitable. The Board reserves the right to name a room or area according to what is best for the function of the library.
Naming rights will not extend beyond the normal life of the room or area. Naming rights will normally remain in place for a period of no longer than twenty (20) years.
• Unless the Library Director determines otherwise, a person’s or organization’s name may be used in naming a library room only once.
• Negotiations for the naming rights for a particular room may be initiated by the Library Director and the decision rests with the Board of Trustees.
• If an individual or organization, after which a room or area has been named, comes into disrepute at the library or in the community at large, the Library Director may recommend to the Board that the use of the name be discontinued.
• The Library Board retains the right to decline any gift to the library and/or reject naming proposals.
All requests for naming opportunities of library assets must be submitted in writing to the Library Director who shall forward the application to the Board for consideration. The application must identify the asset to be named, provide a description of the proposal and include a breakout of any costs associated with it.