Give to the Library

Monetary Donations

We are fortunate to enjoy financial support from the Town of Sudbury to operate our library. While public support is critical to our success, private support can make a significant difference for current users and for generations to come. To make that difference and reach a new level of excellence, the Goodnow Library welcomes donations from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Goodnow Library Foundation

Established in 2008 to build an endowment that would create capacity for future initiatives, the Goodnow Library Foundation accepts donations in the form of outright cash gifts, securities, planned gifts, corporate matching gifts and corporate and foundation grants.

Friends of the Goodnow Library

Membership dues and/or donations go directly to the Friends of the Goodnow Library and are expended by a vote of the Friends Board. These funds are critical in providing important library services, such as programming, museum passes, copiers and more. Checks should be made out to the Friends of the Goodnow Library and mailed to 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776.


Other Gifts

Gifts of art, artifacts, furniture, etc. must be accepted by the Library Trustees. These gifts will be considered in light of the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the library’s mission statement
  • Space required for housing or storage
  • Preservation and maintenance costs

All gifts accepted by the Board of Trustees become the property of the Goodnow Library and may be sold or discarded as the board sees fit.