The Olive Free Library Association is fortunate to receive Town of Olive tax funding which contributes approximately 60% to the annual budget. The remainder is funded by grants, generous contributions from the Olive Free Library Trust, and by individual donations from individuals like you to help keep the Library the amazing resource it is.
Direct donations to the Olive Free Library can be used to support the Library's general operating expenses or can be restricted to support a specific program or aspect of the Library.
Following are examples of successful fundraising efforts in the past:
-New elevator: Funded by a generous grant from the O'Connor Foundation, a New York State Construction grant, and individual donations made through our 'gofundme' campaign, the End of Year Appeal, and the Library's donation box
-Annual Piano Plus concert program: Funded in part by a donation from the Teitelbaum Fund
-Renovation of the Library's Teen Room: Funded by the Braby Fund which is part of the Olive Free Library Trust Endowment
-Town of Olive Summer Recreation Program and juvenile book purchases: Funded in part by individual donations made in memory of Rosalie Burgher
The Olive Free Library Association is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation could be fully tax deductible. Talk to your accountant or tax preparer.
Please consider making a donation in any of the following ways:
Donate what you wish - one-time payment! - even small amounts will help maintain the Olive Free Library Assocation as a vital part of the community now and in the future.
Donate what you wish - make a monthly payment! - even small amounts will help keep the Olive Free Library Assocation the amazing regional resource it is.
Mail a check:
Mail a check made out to “Olive Free Library” to
PO Box 59, West Shokan, NY 12494
Stop by the Library:
Come visit us at 4033 Route 28A in West Shokan and either drop off a check (made out to “Olive Free Library”) or put cash in our donation box.
If you'd like to donate books and/or dvd's, please contact the Library at 845.657.2482 before dropping them off. Please do NOT drop any boxes with books, etc. on the porch outside the door when the Library is not open.