Centennial Book Donation

Donation Form

Memorial Donations

The Centennial Celebration continues with the tradition of adding books to the Library’s collection that have been purchased in memory of, or in honor of, loved ones.  Friends and family may choose specific titles and/or subject areas or may give unrestricted donations to be used in collection areas according to the Library’s needs.  In remembrance, a bookplate with the individual’s name will be place in the front of each memorial book.


Birthday Books

Celebrate a loved one’s birthday by giving a book in their name to the Library.  Your gift will not only honor the individual but also expand the reading choices for the entire community.  Donors may choose specific title or area of interest for collection.  A special bookplate will be placed in each birthday book.


Monetary Donations

The Library accepts gifts from local clubs and community organizations.  The Centennial Fund has been established to accept general monetary donations to the Library.  The Centennial Lighthouse Fund has been established to accept donations specifically for purchasing and maintaining award-winning children’s books.  This fund can also be used to purchase other children’s books as needed by the library.


Payment Information

The West Haven Public Library accepts cash or check payment for memorial donations.  Check should be made payable to the West Haven Public Library and delivered or sent to:

Director, West Haven Public Library,
300 Elm St.
West Haven, CT 06516

The person(s) to be notified will receive a letter including the title(s) of the material chosen.  The donor(s) will receive a copy of the letter sent.  A centennial Bookplate will be placed in the front of each item noting the purpose of the gift with the donor’s name.