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Make a Donation to the Library

You can make a tax-deductable donation to the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville at any time. For your convenience, there are several ways to donate: you can donate online with a credit card through the Library’s PayPal Link or you can mail or bring a check or cash to the Library. If you would like to be recognized, please provide your contact information.

You can also purchase a canvas bag at the circulation desk which features the CLD&J logo on the front. You can use it to carry your borrowed items or items you purchase from the book sale.

Whenever you make a donation to the Library it really makes a difference. Giving to the Library directly empowers our staff to curate and create programs, services, and collections that we know our patrons want. Last year, the Library’s budget included less than $20 per program to spend on all 609 programs it offered for free to the community. Your contributions directly increase the amount and quality of programs, services, and collections that the Library can offer.

We also serve the needs of our patrons by identifying areas where service is lacking and step in to provide it. In 2020, CLD&J launched several new initiatives including virtual programming such as storytimes; Learn with your Librarian series featuring the Library’s digital resources; Music Series concerts, services including a Virtual Meeting Room (funded by the Friends of the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville); 3D-Printing On-Demand; Personalized Patio Pick-Up; ArtStory Kits which offered families a chance to engage with art ideas and activities at home; ongoing StoryWalks on the Library’s property to offer safe, outdoor reading opportunities; and collections like our new Wifi Hotspots to provide internet access in new places, Bookpacks which include a printed book and the audio version, adaptive gaming controllers, and so much more.

These initiatives were funded with the money raised through the Annual Campaign and generous gifts from more than 200 individual donors and several DeWitt-based businesses. You support us so we can support the community and we couldn’t do it without you.

Click here to view our 2020-2021 Annual Campaign Donors List
We graciously thank all of you who supported the Library by making a contribution!

Tax Benefits:

Make Your Tax-Deductible Gift Today

We depend on support from generous individuals like you to help fund our collections, job search resources, access to the internet, life-long learning and literacy classes, children's story hours, and so much more. Your gift helps keep these vital services FREE for all users.

The Library is classified as a 501c (3) Non-Profit organization and as such charitable giving to the Library can be deducted from your taxes. When you make a donation to us, keep the receipt as a record when you are completing your taxes. If you need a receipt for your records please let us know and we would be happy to provide one.

Item Donation Forms Available by Request

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is a 501c (3) non-profit organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Upon request, the Library will provide you with an Item Donation Form detailing your donations. Due to Internal Revenue Service regulations, the Library is prohibited from estimating the value of donation items.

Transparency:

GuideStar Profile

View the Library’s profile at GuideStar. GuideStar is a service that provides information about the operations of charitable organizations including non-profit organizations like the Library. We are working hard to be as transparent about our operations as possible.
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Our organization earned a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency! Now, everyone can learn more about the work our organization does and easily contact us for more information.

Audits & 990s

For the Library's financial documents, please see below the 5 most recent annual audits and IRS form 990: Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax.

Board Governance

To view the current list of volunteer members of the Board of Trustees and minutes from Library Board Meetings including information about decisions that guide the operations of the Library, please visit this link to the Board of Trustees section of our About page.

AmazonSmile:

Give to the Library without having to spend a cent

Eligible purchases made through the AmazonSmile service will prompt AmazonSmile to donate 0.5% of the total purchase amount to the Library. The Library has generated $276.28 as of March 2021 by the generous efforts of our AmazonSmile users. You can grow that number and multiply your support of the library just by shopping online!

Support the Library by searching for us in the AmazonSmile charity finder:
Community Library of Dewitt & Jamesville
Location: Jamesville, NY

For more questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page about AmazonSmile

Donate Items:

About

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville appreciates your donations of new or gently used materials. Items may be added to the collection if they satisfy our Collection Development Policy criteria; most donations are sorted and placed in the Library’s Book Sale to support Library services and programs. Please view our Materials Donation Policy for details on what can be donated and how to donate items. Please view the Donation Policy Visual Guide for a quick introduction to the condition and types of books we can accept.

Please note: Books and DVD/Blu-Ray/4K & Video Game donations are being accepted. If patrons have more than 1 bag or 1 box of book or media donations, they must get prior approval by e-mailing Brian at: babbott@CLDandJ.org. This does not include CDs or audiobooks. All donations must be brought into the Library to a staff member, please do not leave donations outside or in the bookdrops.

Volunteer:

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Are you interested in donating your time? The Community Library of DeWItt & Jamesville is looking for adult & teen volunteers, 16 years old or older, who are depend-able, detail-oriented, able to work independently, and able to work at least 4 hours a week. Volunteers assist the Library with varying tasks that help our organization meet the public’s needs.

Volunteer applications are available at the Library and below. Applications may be dropped off at the Library's Information Desk or may be emailed to: lconnor@cldandj.org for Adult Volunteer Applications or to nbrown@cldandj.org for Teen Volunteer Applications.

Adult Volunteer Application
Teen Volunteer Application