(802) 457-2295 | 10 The Green, Woodstock Vermont

Library Hours

  • Monday: 10am - 6pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun. & Holidays:Closed

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Planned Giving

Ways of Giving

A gift to the Norman Williams Public Library can be made in many different ways. All of the ways benefit both your Library — and you, the Donor.

Outright Gifts

  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Tangible Personal Property
  • Real Estate

Deferred Gifts

The Norman Williams Legacy Society


The story began about 130 years ago, when Dr. Edward H. Williams decided he would make a difference to his community. In his will he made a bequest in honor of his parents to provide Woodstock and surrounding towns with a library.

Over the many decades, this classical-styled Library grew to be the heart of the greater community through thoughtful care, prudent management and the generosity of countless individuals.

Today, the Norman Williams Public Library is meeting the many needs of patrons, readers and community members by offering not only cherished classics, but also state-of-the-art information resources and other library services.


You can help to ensure that the next chapter in Norman Williams Public Library’s story is an equally happy one. Like Dr. Williams, the Library cannot predict the changes and challenges that lie ahead. To help plan for the future, consider naming the Library in your will or estate plan.

To Make a Planned Gift to the Library, consult with your personal legal and financial advisors. They can help you explore gift options that are right for you and discuss tax and estate planning consequences.


And if you have already, we would like to know so that we may welcome you as a member of the Legacy Society. The inaugural event will take place in October, when new members will be recognized and honored at a cocktail gathering and presented with a handsome appreciation gift as a token of our lasting gratitude.


"I value the amenities and resources of the Norman Williams Public Library. I love the staff for their loyalty, generosity and determination to scout out the necessary reference for a paper in process or just the right book for a summer afternoon. I love the building because in its refurbishment, all the architectural detail and spatial elegance were retained while bringing it into the 21st century to function at an international level."
- Sarah Mitchell, Ph.D.

To let us know, please download, fill out and mail back a Charitable Gift Intent Form.


We do not ask for details such as the amount of your gift, and you may choose to remain “Anonymous,” if you prefer. However, by allowing us to openly honor you for taking the important step of making a planned gift, others may be motivated to do the same.


Take the lead by creating your own legacy and encouraging others to follow!


Questions? Or need an Intent Form mailed to you?


Kindly call Jennifer Belton, Executive Director, at 802-457-2295. She will be happy to assist you.



Neither Norman Williams Public Library, Inc. nor its employees or contractors may give legal, tax or financial advice. Counsel should be contacted prior to drafting or amending any instrument.