Donations and Giving

Support Us With Your Donation Today

Or mall or hand deliver your monetary donation to the donation box in the library at any time during open library hours.

Why We Need Your Support

Although the bulk of the library’s funding comes from taxes, many people do not realize the extent to which the library building, collection and programs have been funded by the generous contributions from people like you.

Throughout its history, donations from Croton residents and friends have allowed the library to greatly expand the range of services it offers to the community. Examples of this support include:

  • The many lectures, concerts, art exhibits, children’s programs and even blood drives presented at the library are held in the Ottinger Room, made possible by a substantial bequest from Egon and Lilyan Ottinger.
  • The renovation of the children’s room, as well as the wonderful children’s programming offered on a weekly basis, was made possible by a generous bequest from the Meissner family.
  • The Teen Room was constructed with funds from an anonymous donor who wanted to encourage teens to use the library.

Learn more about How We Are Funded in the Budget & Funding section.

Each year we reach out to our community for support and donations through our Annual Appeal letter. But of course donations are welcome – and gratefully appreciated -- at any time.

If you would like more information about making a donation or a bequest to the Croton Free Library, please contact Jesse Bourdon, Library Director, at 914-271-6612 or use our contact page.

For tax purposes, the Library’s EIN is 13-1739949.

Information on donations of books and other materials can be found here.