In 1858, 100 people in Townsend joined together and each donated $3 to purchase books they could share, laying the cornerstone for the Townsend Public Library.  One hundred fifty years later, the community joined together again to show appreciation for Sterilite Corporation’s awe-inspiring gift by setting up a permanent endowment to help make the library the best that it can be.  The Townsend Public Library Endowment, Inc.  was incorporated in 2008 as a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. 

Our mission is to provide the Townsend Library community resources that inspire curiosity, cultivate understanding and excite the imagination.

Our goal is to raise a $1 million endowment fund to celebrate the new library.  A fund this size could provide more than $40,000 in new programs and materials annually.  At the end of 2012, the endowment had assets of $771,822. 

Our hope is that you will help play a part in building the library into the best that it can be by donating today.

•    Every donation, whether small or large, is critical to our success.

•    A Memorial Gift to the Endowment creates a lasting remembrance and is a wonderful way to honor a family member or friend.  A gift to the Endowment can also be a thoughtful way to honor a person celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other holiday.

•    We can offer a wide range of giving opportunities including the monthly withdrawal from a credit card or bank account as well as the gifting of securities and personal property.



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