A Gift That Lasts Forever...
Each day in Norfolk, our library staff reaches out to children and adults to help them grow and learn. We foster a love of reading and provide the vital information services people need. If you give to the Norfolk Public Library Foundation, you can be sure your gift will be used effectively to improve the quality of life in your community. The following information briefly describes several ways to give. We are always happy to discuss options with you so that your gift can truly reflect the spirit in which it is given.
Great libraries are the reflection of a great community. Build a foundation for library greatness by making a gift today. There are two excellent ways to give to the community and the Norfolk Public Library. A charitable contribution to the Active Fund will be used to meet the library's immediate needs and/or fund special projects. Your entire donation will be spent to improve current library services. If you donate to one of the seven Endowments listed below, your donation will last forever. The gift principal is never spent, only the annual earnings are used.
General Library Endowment
This endowment supports all aspects of library services, from buying more books to enhancing information services and library buildings.
This endowment supports technology that allows computer access and training for all residents.
Children & Teens
This endowment not only supports the children and teen book collections and programs, but also creates areas within libraries that support reading readiness, discovery and experimental learning.
Local History & Genealogy Endowment
This endowment supports the development of a strong Sargeant Memorial Local History & Genealogy Collection for Norfolk Public Library.
This endowment helps the library address the divergent needs of our growing senior population.
This endowment provides training for our valued library staff.
Brick & Mortar
This endowment supports the renovation and maintenance of library buildings and provides supplemental funding for new buildings.
A memorial to the Foundation in the name of a loved one is a thoughtful way to keep a memory alive, celebrate a birthday or honor a special occasion. Memorial gifts to the Foundation will be acknowledged in the Book of Donors.
A planned gift establishes a legacy for generations to come. If you would like to earmark your estate for one of the Library's Endowments, our staff will be happy to assist you in developing a planned giving program.
For more information on memorial gifts, planned giving or donating, please contact Lori Sharp at 757-664-7328 or via email.
To make a donation to the Norfolk Public Library Foundation by check, click here.
To donate by credit card, please use the form below
Please indicate whether your donation should go to an endowment or to the Active Fund to help meet current needs.