Support the Library
The New Bern-Craven County Public Library Development Fund, Incorporated
This non-profit organization was established in 1987 to enhance the lives of area residents through improving, expanding, and promoting educational facilities. Donations to the fund provided for the land acquisition, building renovation and expansion of the library in 1992. Your tax-deductible donation to this fund will "build a foundation for growth" to expand library resources for residents in and around New Bern and Craven County. Corporate Matching Gifts and bequests are also accepted
The Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library support library programs and services through the proceeds of their twice yearly book-sales. Membership applications are available at the library's main desk.
The Memorial/Honor Book program provides an opportunity to remember loved ones in a special way. A book or other material for the library's collection may be purchased for a donation starting at $25.00. The donor may suggest a topic of special interest for the book or allow the library staff to select a title. A bookplate with the name of the honored person and the name of the donor is displayed in the book as a permanent remembrance. A memorial card will be sent to anyone you wish to be notified of your gift.
Special events, such as birthdays, anniversaries, or graduations may be celebrated by adding a book or other item to the library's collection.
Donations may be made by visiting the library or by completing the attached form.
Sponsor a Book
Are you anxious to read the latest Debbie Macomber or Dan Brown novel but know it will just gather dust on your bookcase when you are finished? Consider supporting the library's Sponsor a Book program. The Library supplies a list of suggested titles for potential donors. Sponsors select the title they would like to donate. Most titles are available for a $25 donation or $35 for a large print version. Each sponsor will have his/her name placed on a bookplate inside the donated book. Once the sponsor has read the book, it is available for borrowing by any library patron.
The Birthday Book Club
Coming in September, this program will allow individuals to donate books to the Youth Services Department in honor of a child's or teen's birthday.
You may wish to make a donation or memorial contribution to support a particular department, service, portion of the collection or need of the library. Your gift, for example, can be directed to pay for a program or speaker, purchase large print materials or buy supplies and materials for the children's Summer Reading Program.