Our Annual Appeal


This year the Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, needs to raise nearly $200,000 to supplement funding from municipal appropriations from the towns of Kennebunk and Arundel. With your help we can reach our 2021 Annual Appeal goal of raising nearly $58,000 by June 30, 2021. 

Please consider becoming a monthly donor and we will recognize you for your full-year’s pledge. 

Fireside Reader - $1000 or more  - $84 or more per month
Patron                - $500-$999         - $42-$83 per month
Benefactor          -$250-$499          -$21-$41 per month
Partner                -$100-$249          -$9-$20 per month
Contributor          -$1-$99                -Up to $8 per month

If your employer offers matching gifts let us know and we’ll do the work.  

On behalf of the Staff and Board of Trustees, thank you in advance for continuing to support our future endeavors and for your contribution.

To donate by mail, please send checks or money orders to:

Kennebunk Free Library
112 Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043

To donate online, please click the button below:


 

Memorial and Honorary Gifts


Memorial gifts remember a loved one.
Honorary gifts commemorate an event or person who is still living.

Please note for whom the donation is being made and list all donors you wish to be recognized with contact information. The Library will send a letter of acknowledgment to the honoree or honoree family and to the donors. 

 

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.

Juvenile Fiction        - $15
Adut Fiction              - $25
A/V, Nonfiction, etc  - Contact us

Please complete this form and submit it in person or electronically in addition to your payment.

 

In-Kind Contributions


We appreciate your in-kind contributions of all types. These primarily include books, DVDs, and audiobooks that KFL can then use to raise money during our book sales or sometimes add to our collection. These donations can also include other items as approved and accepted by staff.  

We ask that you please adhere to the drop-off schedule, Wednesdays from 2-4. When you arrive please proceed to the main entrance vestibule where you will be asked to confirm that all materials meet our Donation Guidelines. KFL has a very generous community and as such, our donation guidelines help us fit our space and time constraints.

In-Kind Contributions must be submitted with this form, signed by the donor. (Currently not required due to COVID-19. Forms may be requested to serve as a receipt. 2.1.21)

Planned Giving


Kennebunk Free Library offers opportunities to support the Library with Planned Giving.  Contact Michelle Conners, Director.  

Gifts of Securities


Kennebunk Free Library accepts donations of appreciated securities. 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 Director, Michelle Conners, 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.

Amazon Smile


Donate to the library without spending an extra dime! Instead of shopping on the regular Amazon website, shop on smile.amazon.com and select KFL as your charity of choice. The options, the prices - everything is exactly the same but Amazon will donate a small portion of the sale to KFL.

Clynk


Turn your cans and bottles into a donation to KFL! Pick up one of our stickered Clynk Bags at the library during curbside hours; then return the full bag to Hannaford. Clynk will do the rest!