Each year, and only once a year, the Friends of the Wardsboro Library mail letters to our most loyal and generous donors in an Annual Appeal campaign.
Over the years, the donations received in response to our Appeal letter have been the most important part of the fundraising in support of Wardsboro's public library. The Friends receive generous gifts from year-round residents, second homeowners, and even from former neighbors who have since moved away.
Please consider an annual donation. It's quite easy to send a once-a-year gift using the Friends' Paypal account.
Any donation, however modest, is regarded as a generous gift to the Friends. This nonprofit is an all-volunteer group, so not one penny goes into wages or executive salaries. Your entire donation goes to support the library and the cost of maintaining the site.
Did you know that the State of Vermont gives no direct financial support to libraries? Did you know that the building that houses the library is not owned by the town? It's owned by the Friends, and through fundraising, the Friends pay all the property-related costs -- heat, lights, insurance, snow removal, mowing, landscaping, repairs, improvements, and general maintenance.
The building is named the Gloria Danforth Memorial Building because the Danforth family generously donated the money to purchase the building in 1999.