Why Give?

The Rockville Public Library is a free public library for the Town of Vernon. We are a municipal library and became a department of the Town of Vernon on July 2, 2018.

Donations provide us with revenue to fund items that have not been budgeted for in the regular library budget.  This could include specialized collections, technology, or online resources.

If you would like to make a donation to the library, checks made out to the Town of Vernon can be mailed to:

Rockville Public Library
52 Union St
Vernon, CT 06066


How can you support the Library?

1. Give to the Annual Appeal

Contributions to the Annual Appeal are accepted at any time during the year. Every gift, regardless of size, is gratefully appreciated and needed!
Double your donation in 5 minutes or less at no additional cost – through matching gifts. It takes only a moment to fill out your company’s matching gift form. Please call or email your Human Resources Department, or check online, and send in the signed form with your donation.
To read the 2018 Annual Appeal letter, click here.

2.  Join the Friends of the Library

The Friends of Rockville Public Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization of volunteers whose purpose is to support the library. To learn more about the Friends, click here.

3. Contribute in Someone’s Name

Participate by donating funds for books or audiovisual materials honoring or memorializing family members, friends, hard-to-buy-for relatives, favorite teachers, or any special person in your life. Gifts may be given for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or any special occasion. A bookplate will be placed in the item in the name of the person you are honoring. You will have the opportunity to give the name of the person to be remembered.

Click HERE for a Memorial and Honor Donation Form.

4. Planned Giving

Planned giving is a way to provide for future gifts of money, securities or other forms of property to a charity of your choice. A Planned Gift to the Library can be an important part of estate planning, resulting in immediate tax benefits for you as the donor, or later for your estate. Many of our valued donors have found that planned giving allows them to make a much more substantial gift than they would have thought possible in their lifetime.
For a more detailed look at Planned Giving, click here.

5.  Endow Cash or Securities

A gift of cash, marketable securities, or an unneeded life insurance policy may help you reduce capital gains assessments. Gifts can be made directly or in memory/honor of an individual. Consult your financial advisor or attorney about the potential tax benefits.

6. Attend our Fundraisers

Throughout the year we have fundraising events to raise funds for specific library needs. Some of our annual events include the Scrabble® Challenge in October and  the Community Tree Festival in December. The best way to find out about our events is to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter which has all of the information for each one.

To sign up for the e-newsletter, click here.