Putnam District Library

Giving to the Library

Information regarding making a donation to the library
Gift Policy
Putnam District Library views gifts as an important adjunct to the acquisitions program.  Putnam District Library is grateful for contributions and recognizes the potential for gifts to play a significant role in collection growth and development.  However, since gift materials have a significant impact on library space, processing costs and procedures, it is necessary that certain conditions be observed in accepting gifts.

It is the policy of Putnam District Library to accept gifts with the understanding that upon receipt, they are owned by the library, and therefore, Putnam District Library reserves the right to determine their retention, location, housing, circulation, classification, and other considerations relating to their use or disposition.  Please note:  Putnam District Library’s local history collection focuses on Barry County, Nashville, and Maple Valley Schools.

The appraisal of a gift to Putnam District Library is the legal responsibility of the donor since the Internal Revenue Service considers a recipient library to be an interested party and, therefore, an inappropriate appraiser.  Putnam District Library can assume no responsibility for the donor’s appraisal of the gift items.  The donor should submit a written notification stating the monetary value of the donated material.  Acknowledgement of the gift will be furnished in writing by the library, should the donor need it for income, estate or other tax purpose.  (Updated Jan 2010)