Create a lasting memorial to a friend or loved one by donating funds to the Library for the purchase of one or more books in that person’s memory.
Celebrate a special occasion or achievement by making a tribute gift in honor of someone.
Make a gift to the endowment to preserve the Monterey Public Library for future generations.
Join the Monterey Public Library Legacy Society
The Monterey Public Library (MPL) Legacy Society is a community of supporters who have provided for MPL in their estate plans or through a life-income gift. Becoming a member of the MPL Legacy Society is very easy. Simply inform us that you have named MPL as a beneficiary in your estate plans by completing a MPL Legacy Society Confidential Information Survey and return it to the Library. All details of the gift are held in the strictest confidence. Please call (831) 646-5632 for questions or more information.
Planned and Estate Giving
Planned gifts have a tremendous impact on our library. You can make a gift from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), through a Will or Trust, from Appreciated Stocks, Mutual Funds, Bonds, Life Insurance, and Real Estate. The Library can also establish an Endowment Fund to honor or memorialize a loved one. Endowments honor the legacy of a donor while providing funding for generations to come. Please call the Library Fund Development office at (831) 646-5632 for more information on how you can make a planned gift to the Monterey Public Library.
Please review the Recommended Language for Designating Estate Plan Gifts information card to learn how easy to it is to leave a bequest, create a legacy and make sure Monterey Public Library programs and services are there for future generations, regardless of economic circumstances - forever.
Matching Gift Programs
Many employers offer you the chance to double your donation through a matching gift program. Please ask your employer if they offer such a program.
Friends of the Monterey Public Library Membership
The Friends of the Monterey Public Library invite you to join or renew an annual membership. Through your support the FRIENDS raise over $50,000 annually to help pay for books, furnishings, programs for children, teens and adults.
Donate your time
You can also donate your time to the Monterey Public Library as a volunteer.