The Trustees of the Norman Williams Public Library both welcome and seek charitable gifts. Charitable contributions are a major source of revenue for the support of both general operations and specific programs of the Library. Contributions generally take the form of outright gifts, such as, cash, checks, credit card payments and marketable securities. Checks should be paid to the order of the “Norman Williams Public Library, Inc.” To transfer securities, call or contact the Director of the Library at 802.432.1020 or

Ex Libris Gala Tickets

Photo Credit: Lynn Bohannon

Photo Credit: Lynn Bohannon

Please join us on Sunday April 30, 2017, for our 16th annual Ex Libris Gala. The reception at the Woodstock Inn begins at 5:30, with dinner at 6:30. Guest speaker is Mimi Baird, author of He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him.


Please choose a ticket price below (which would optionally include our $5/ticket PayPal processing fee), or choose "Regrets" to make a donation to help underwrite the cost of the event. An additional donation can be made with ticket purchases as well. Ticket quantities can be changed once you have been redirected to the PayPal shopping cart.

If you have any questions, please fee free to email Michael Ricci:

Pricing Options

Outright Gifts

Cash, check or Credit Card Gifts may be made in person at the Library. Checks may also be mailed to the attention of the Director of the Library at 10 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091. Checks should be paid to the order of the “Norman Williams Public Library, Inc.”

Credit Card Gifts may be made directly from the NWPL Website by clicking on the “Donate Now” button at the top of the left sidebar on this page.

Gifts of Tangible Property

The most common types of tangible personal property contributed to charity include: artworks, rare books and documents, non-marketable securities (Any type of security that is difficult to buy or sell because it does not trade on a normal market or exchange), jewelry, gems, and other collectibles; services, motor vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft. Please contact the Director of the Library at 802.432.1020 or for more information on making a gift of tangible personal property.

NWPL Book SaleThe Norman Williams Public Library welcomes donations of books (both hard and soft cover), DVDs, and CDs (both books and music).  Some donations will be used to replace damaged materials. Others will be added to the collection. Most will be sold in the library's book sales (including Bookstock, the rare book sale, and the ongoing foyer book sale) to raise money for programs, to add new books to the collection, and to fund the overall upkeep of the library.

We welcome all types of books, new or old, though we discourage the donation of out of date textbooks, magazines, encyclopedia and atlases before 1990, and Reader's Digest books. As for DVDs and CDs, we'll gladly receive all donations that play through without any difficulties, but please if possible, no VHSs or cassettes.

When you want to donate please ask the main desk librarian where to put the books. If needed, a hand cart will be provided. Empty wine or liquor boxes are ideal, especially for large donations.

Like all charitable donations, you can write off the value of your donation from your income tax. All you need to do is ask the main desk librarian for a donation slip.

If you have any questions feel free to call or email us. Thank you.

Gifts of Real Estate

Giving a gift of real estate, such as a personal home, vacation home, undeveloped property, or a farm, can be a highly effective philanthropic and financial strategy as well as a generous benefit to The Norman Williams Public Library. Please contact the Director of the Library at 802.432.1020 or for more information on making a gift of real estate.

Planned Giving-Legacy Society

With a planned giving strategy, you become a member of The Norman Williams Legacy Society.

NWPL Legacy Society

This pastel painted by Ivan Albright (1897-1983) is the emblem of our Legacy Society. It was given to the Library by John McDill, father of Jane Smith, Library Trustee for 44 years, and President of the Board for 30 years.

The Library actively seeks and encourages planned, or deferred gifts, that is, gifts whose benefit to the Library is delayed until some point in the future. Examples are bequests, and charitable transfers via life insurance contracts, IRAs, and retirement plans. Unrestricted purposes are preferred.

Your assets work for Norman Williams Public Library and benefit your estate.

Please contact the Director of the Library at 802.432.1020 or for more information on planned giving.