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Help the West Warwick Public Library purchase books, CDs, DVDs and other materials. Choose from items on our Amazon Wish list and then personalize your donation with a bookplate. We greatly appreciate your support.
Please Support Us
The West Warwick Public Library provides its patrons with educational, informational and cultural resources in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. In addition to books, magazines, newspapers, music CD’s, movies, educational DVD’s, and reference guides, the Library offers internet access, extensive children’s programming, book discussion groups, computer classes, Community Outreach services, English classes, and many other special programs—all for free.
The library took a cut of $82,000 in its appropriation from the Town in FY 2009, as well as a slight decrease of $6,000 in the state grant. In order to live within these limitations, we eliminated four part-time positions and cut back from 60 hours open per week to 52. But that has made us more determined than ever to explore ways to raise funds to sustain the programs and services that have so benefited the residents of West Warwick and surrounding communities.
We are always looking for grants that will help enhance our services. In the past year alone we have received a grant for literacy software worth $10,000 from IBM, a $1,300 grant from Target for our Countdown to Kindergarten program, a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association for "Picturing America, " a collection of reproductions of high-quality American art to display for our patrons to enjoy, and the Conservation Bookshelf, a collection of books on preservation worth $800.
Won’t you please help the West Warwick Public Library maintain its long tradition of serving the community’s needs? The Library is a non-profit organization, so all contributions are fully tax deductible.
Discover the Value you receive from Your Library
Using this handy Return on Investment calculator you can see how much return you get according to your personal usage of the library's services. Try it out and you'll probably be surprised at our worth to you.
How to Support the Library
Making a tax-deductible donation to the West Warwick Public Library
has never been easier. Simply fill out the Support
Form and donate by check or credit card. The Library also offers
a PayPal option.
not just the Town of West Warwick, but all Rhode Island.