The Moore County Public Library receives its funding through local tax appropriations. The library is under the supervision of the Mayor office and is run by an appointed board made up of local citizens. However this funding doesn't cover all that the library provides to its community. There are several ways to support your local public library. You can support the library through monetary gifts for memorials or donations.
This library accepts memorials as a tribute to lost loved ones. It is a very simple process. Just call or come by the library and tell a staff member the name of the person who died and the next of kin. Your library will send an acknowledgement to the next of kin letting them know of your donation in memory of their loved one. We ask that you also give your information in order to let the next of kin know where to send a thank you note. If you call in you will be billed at a later date. All attempts are made to match materials with the interest of the deceased person. If the library purchases a book, audio book or DVD for the deceased, a plaque is placed inside the cover with their name and yours. You can also request that your money go toward long lasting projects of the library such as landscaping, new furniture or etc. An acknowledgement is sent to the next of kin. All memorials are placed quarterly in Moore County News.
The library also accepts monetary donations for specific projects or programs. If you would like to support your library with a donation just call (931-759-7285) or come by and speak with the director.
The library does accept used materials (books, audio books and DVDs). The library director and staff will utilize these donations first by putting them on our shelves if the item is needed or if it will add to our collection. In the event that the donations does not meet our needs, the the library will place the item in our annual book sale. The library director reserves the right to refuse any donation that is inappropriate or unusable (molded, water damaged or torn). The money raised each year is used to support additional programs or projects. The library cannot give a monetary value to donations but will gladly give a letter stating the number of item donated.
The library board and staff are grateful for all the support our community gives to their local library.
SAMPLE memorial donation form:
Memorials IMO:___________________________________________________ (In memory of) Person's name Next of Kin: Name: ________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Donor's Information: Name ________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Amount of money $_________ Adult books start at $20.00 for a hard cover. ___ Children's books start at $15.00 for a hard cover. ___ Subject matter (if suggested) __________________________________________________________