Our mission is to enrich the lives of our community by stimulating increased usage and enhancement of library resources and services.
We are constantly striving to expand our support of the Horsham Township Library by funding programs and services which might not be available if it were not for our efforts and the gifts we receive from individuals and businesses.
Your Gift to the Friends
There are many ways to contribute to “The Friends of the Horsham Library”. “The Friends of the Horsham Library” is a Not-For-Profit Organization affiliated with the Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (PCBL). Through this affiliation, “The Friends of the Horsham Library” is considered a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. The PCBL’s Group Exemption Number is 3626. Donations to “The Friends” may be tax deductible as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Becoming a Member
By joining “The Friends” your tax deductible membership contribution will help us make a difference. There are also volunteer opportunities if you are interested in donating your time and talents. For more information, visit our “Become a Member” page.
Tax Deductible Gifts
Tax deductible gifts, no matter what their size, are immediately put to work. Smaller gifts help us to keep “The Friends” program running from year to year as well as fund reading programs and purchase incidentals for the Library. Larger gifts will be used for capital projects. If so desired, donors may designate how they wish their gift to be used.
To make a tax deductible gift, please write your check to “The Friends of the Horsham Library” and mail it to us at Post Office Box 736, Horsham, PA, 19044. In turn, we will send you a Thank You letter which will acknowledge the amount of your gift.
Your employer (prior employer in the case of retirees) might match your gift to “The Friends” organization. Please check with your employer’s human resource department regarding its matching gift policy and how to apply.
Appreciated Stocks and Securities
When making a contribution of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds, it is important to keep in mind that you should transfer the physical securities to the non-profit organization, in this case, “The Friends of the Horsham Library”. By transferring the physical securities, you the donor, will retain any tax advantage you may be entitled to, and at the same time, your gift will be helping “The Friends” increase its support for the Horsham Library.
If you are thinking of gifting depreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds it would be best for you to sell them and then donate the proceeds by writing a check to The Friends. In this way, you the donor, can use the capital loss from the sale of the securities for tax purposes.
For more information, please call us at 215-443-2609 x209.
As you can see, support for your Library can come from you in several forms of gifts. By assisting “The Friends of the Horsham Library” fulfill its mission, you are helping to assure our Library will be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come. We advise that you consult with your certified public accountant or tax advisor before making these decisions.
Donations have included:
- Benches and Picnic Tables
- Podium and Microphone
- Activities Display Case for Lobby
- Coat Racks
- Computers with Internet access
- Video Projector
- Digital Camera
- Flatbed Scanner
- Sandisc Portable MP3 Player
- Color Laser Printer
- Plexiglas Literature Display Rack for the Cafe
- and more!