Annual Appeal

Be a part of the solution: Make a gift to the library

Municipal support pays for our beautiful building and our friendly and helpful staff, but the library that Princeton loves, and the rest of the world admires, is so much more. For an institution The New York Times called “a model modern library” to grow, gifts of all amounts are needed. From large gifts to our endowment to donations to our Annual Appeal, every gift is vital to our continued success. Tax-deductible contributions help us buy new books, host thought-provoking and fun events and continue to provide innovative library services.

For 2020, we have launched a new initiative “Bridge the Digital Divide.” A subset of the Annual Appeal, this fund will provide for digital services, including additional wireless internet hotspots and Chromebook lending, that are much needed at this time in our community, particularly those who face the greatest barriers accessing high speed internet and computer technology.

The bluestone panel at the Witherspoon Street entrance carries a quotation from the British author Augustine Birrell: “Libraries are not made, they grow.” You can help the library grow by donating online or contact the Development Office at extension 1251.

Contributions to the Princeton Public Library are deductible as “charitable contributions” under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. The EIN number for Princeton Public Library is 21-6008497

Contact Us

Director of Development
609.924.9529 ext.1251
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542