A. Howe Public Library
PAST MEETS THE FUTURE
ON THE LIBRARY
The David A. Howe Public Library continues to grow and flourish. It
is a notable area landmark. How, in these hard economic times, can the
library provide such a variety of resources and services? The answer is
Times change. Values change. Yet one tradition prospers in
Wellsville. There is a united community spirit to have a quality
library. It started with thirteen dedicated women forming the Monday
Club in 1893. The dream of a public library became a reality. David A.
Howe left money in an endowment for the building and operation of the
Today the endowment provides about 60% of needed income. Tax dollars
provide about 25% ($18.00 per year on a $50,000 home). Most of the
additional 15% involves gifts from the public.
Your giving is a vital part of maintaining and expanding the building
and services. There are four ways to give a monetary contribution to the
library. Honor a loved one through a memorial gift. You may select a
book or the staff will assist you in finding an appropriate book.
Another memorial option is the general memorial fund. These funds are
used to purchase reference books or to complete special projects. For
both types of memorials, the library notifies the family of your gift.
The Wellsville Daily Reporter publishes a list of memorials and
"Spotlight on the Library" article was written by Mary Jacobs,
library director. Articles are written and published monthly
in the Wellsville Daily Reporter.
Click on a
date below to read an article from the archive.
|July 1, 2003
|June 16, 2003
|May 12, 2002
|April 14, 2003
|February 19, 2003
|January 7, 2003
|December 14, 2002
|October 1, 2002
|August 12, 2002
|June 11, 2002
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|The Friends of the
Library subsidize library programs. Two hundred children enjoyed the
recent summer reading program. Adults submitted over two hundred entries
in the adult reading program. The Friends support these programs. They
also buy books, music on CDs, videos and DVDs. The Friends are
conducting their annual fund raising campaign. You may join by giving a
The library gratefully accepts any monetary gift however large or
small. General gifts allow the library to use the money according to
priorities adopted by the Library Board. The library has established
goals in a five-year plan of service.
When doing your financial planning, please consider the library as a
beneficiary in your will. You may give an unrestricted gift. The library
uses the money where it is most needed. You may designate estate money
for the endowment, where it becomes a permanent part of the library’s
portfolio. The library only spends the interest generated from the
here for more information about donating to the library and printable
|Memorials, donations to the Friends,
general gifts and estates are the main ways of contributing to the
library. One hundred percent of all donations given to the library go
directly for services, resources and projects. Your money stays in
Wellsville to improve life here.
Giving to the library insures a connection with an enduring tradition.
Your generosity links you with the hundred-year-old community commitment
to an outstanding library in Wellsville. You become part of its history
and create its future by your giving.
This page was last updated December 22, 2005.