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  • We greatly appreciate your gift. 
  • We are devoted to helping the library and making a difference in our community. Donations help us achieve this goal.
  • For a gift of $15 or more, you can enjoy a one-year membership. We have 5 membership levels:
    • Individual - $15
    • Family - $20
    • Business/Civic Organization - $50
    • Lifetime - $500
    • Student - $5
  • Your donation of more than this amount lets us do more for the library and helps us keep membership affordable for more in our community. Please use the Yellow Button below and specify your membership level in the comment box. 


    • Make your check out to the Friends of the Newark Free Library and mail it to:
    750 Library Ave.
    Newark, DE 19711
    • Please write the membership level you want on your check.
    • Please share your email address to save us printing costs for our communications. 


    • Are you interested in donating a book to the library in order to honor the memory of a loved one?
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    Join the Legacy of Reading Society

    This Society recognizes friends who have included the Friends of the Newark Free Library in their estate plans. Generally, these planned gifts are unrestricted and spent at the direction of the library director and the Friends Board on library priorities.

    To join, simply email the Friends and inform us that you have

    • Named the Friends of the Newark Free Library as a beneficiary in your will, living trust or estate plan or instructions to your family.

    • Named the Friends of the Newark Free Library as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, other financial asset, or insurance policy.

    Our email address is

    Legacy of Reading Society members will have their names displayed on a plaque in the library. They will also receive the same benefits as annual members of the Friends—a newsletter subscription and invitation to the annual brunch and performance event.

    If the Newark Free Library has been important to you, consider making a planned gift to help the library play a meaningful role in the lives of future generations of Newark residents.

    The attorney drafting your bequest may find the following information helpful.

    Our full legal name is: Friends of the Newark Free Library.

    Our legal address is: 750 Library Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.

    Our Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 23-7098836.

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