Giving Opportunities at Kennebunk Free Library
Annual Appeal ~ Gift Book Program ~ Memorial Gifts ~ Gifts of Securities ~ Planned Giving ~ Other Ways to Support the KFL
The Kennebunk Free Library values your support. Whether your support takes the form of monetary donations, volunteering, donating books for our book sales, or by being a Friend of the giving treeLibrary, it all counts in making the KFL a stronger organization.
Donations may be made for our Annual Appeal, in memory of a special person, to celebrate a special occasion, or a lasting legacy gift. Many patrons set up a monthly giving program with their bank to distribute their donation each month throughout the year.  Others access their employer's matching funds program to double and sometimes triple their donation to KFL.   
KFL now accepts monetary donations through PayPal. PayPal is a safe and secure way to donate. After you click a "Donate" button, you will be taken to the PayPay site, where, once your transaction is completed, you will receive a detailed receipt for your tax-deductable donation. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate.

Every gift truly makes a difference. Thank you for your gift to benefit the Kennebunk Free Library and our community.
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Our 2016 Annual Appeal
Although our FY 16 Annual Appeal is not yet in full swing, we continue to gratefully accept donations. Your tax-deductible gift empowers us to maintain a knowledgeable and dedicated staff; sustain an historic facility; and offer a wide range of up-to-date media, convenient services, and enlightening programs that make KFL a cherished center of our community. Ultimately, gifts to the Kennebunk Free Library represent not only confidence in the work of the Library, but also belief in our collective future.

Since its founding in 1907, the Kennebunk Free Library has inspired a deeply-felt conviction about the value and importance of the public library in our community. For more than one hundred years we have provided resources and vital services that evolve to meet the changing demands of the times. In 2014, KFL joined the Minerva consortium of Maine libraries expanding our collection to over 6 million items and bringing state-of-the-art inter-library lending to greater Kennebunk.

Your gift to KFL’s Annual Appeal has a direct bearing on the quality of the services and programs that we can provide. Your generosity is critical to allowing us to serve the Kennebunk community over the next year. We need your help now to reach our Annual Appeal goal of $65,000 before June 30, 2015.

Choose to donate:
BY CREDIT CARD: Use our secure PayPal account to make a donation. Please remember that you do not need to have a PayPal account in order to make a donation.

IN PERSON: Drop by either Circulation Desk with your donation.
BY MAIL: Please send checks or money orders to:
Kennebunk Free Library
112 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043

Thank you very much for your ongoing support.
Gift Book Program
gift book program
Gift books may be made to recognize birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. A library book plate is placed in each item added to the collection recognizing the event or person. KFL provides acknowledgment to the honoree or family member of the person honored. Make your donation through the Library's secure PayPal account. Please NOTE: Before you complete the secure PayPal checkout, please click "add special instructions to the seller" and tell us:
  1. The name of the person being honored.
  2. the name and address of the family or person we should inform about your gift,
  3. and the subject area of interest.
Please do not hesitate to call (207-985-2173) or email us if you have any questions.

Memorial Gifts
Consider a memorial gift to remember a loved one by contributing to the Kennebunk Free Library with a tax deductible gift. A memorial gift is a thoughtful way to honor the life and legacy of a loved one. The Library will send a letter of acknowledgment to the honoree or honoree family.
Please do not hesitate to call (207-985-2173) or email us.

Gift of Securities

Give appreciated securities to the Kennebunk Free Library and you shall receive - a tax break. Whether it's 100 shares of blue-chip stock or a new high-tech gadget, our government does indeed allow you to deduct these gifts as charitable donations. Moreover, you also avoid capital gains tax on the transfer. This double benefit means that you can leverage a larger donation by using appreciated securities rather than cash to make your gift.

We welcome gifts of publicly traded stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares. Some donors own stock in privately held corporations; contact us to learn about using those assets to make a gift. The securities you use to make your gift must have been held by you for more than one year to be fully deductible.

Planned Giving
Kennebunk Free Library offers opportunities to support the Library with Planned Giving. Please view our latest brochure for additional information.

Other Ways to Support the KFL
Thanks to your generous support, visitors to the Kennebunk Free Library can borrow books and other media, conduct online research, and participate in hundreds of annual programming opportunities for children and adults. It is both our honor and responsibility to maintain the library as a gathering place for ideas, recreation, information and education.
  • Serving as a Trustee or working as a Community Member on a Trustee committee.
  • Joining the Friends of the Library.
  • Consider a bequest to KFL: you'd like to help build the long-term financial strength of the Kennebunk Free Library, but feel you cannot make a significant gift today. A bequest under your will or revocable trust can complement your lifestyle and commitments today while supporting KFL tomorrow.
  • Attending a Library program.
  • Donating your used books to our book sales.