All donations are fully tax deductible
A donation slip is provided upon request.

There are many ways to provide for your library. We accept financial contributions, book donations, the purchase of commemorative bookplates, and estate and foundation bequests. We are grateful for your interest and generosity and hope we repay you by offering the best and brightest service and materials. We like being your favorite library.

Commemorative and Honorary Bookplates

Bookplates are decorative labels placed inside the front cover of a book. Our Director will work with you to choose the appropriate wording to celebrate a child's birthday or memorialize a loved one. Book- plates may be added to a book in our collection or a new one we order on a suitable subject. A copy of the plate and the title of the book will be mailed to you for your records.

Honorary Book Plate--Read 2 Rover

Historical Documents, Photographs and Artifacts

The Library will make a determination on whether to accept books, photographs, papers and objects of local historical significance, and find ways to incorporate them into our collection, or display (space permitting) or archive them for public access.

Please note that the processing of extensive collections is based on staff availability, or in some cases, the assistance of volunteers. Once donated, gifts of materials become the property of the library and cannot be returned to the donor. Materials are stored and protected at the discretion of the library. Please contact the library for review before bringing items to the library.

Monetary Contributions

If you are looking to make a meaningful gift to the community during the holiday season, or any time of year, consider a contribution to the Blauvelt Free Library. The Library is grateful for any and all donations. Every little bit helps us provide for you.

Planned Giving

Planned giving provides benefactors with a lifelong legacy when they make a meaningful gift to the Blauvelt Free Library. Charitable bequests can be made through a will or trust, through the designation of assets, stock or property, expressed as a percentage of an estate, or a retirement account or annuity.

Kurz Family Foundation

For the past several years, the Blauvelt Free Library has been the recipient of an annual donation from the Kurz Family Foundation. Founded by the late Herb Kurz, noted businessman and philanthropist, the KFF supports numerous organizations in Rockland County through philanthropic empowerment. Today the Foundation is spearheaded by Herb’s son, Leonard Kurz.

To read more about our generous benefactor, click on the photo of Herb Kurz at right.

star wars producer gary kurz

The Blauvelt Free Library’s Kurz Family funds have been earmarked for an art installation by whimsical sculptor, Tom Nussbaum, which will be housed in the new second floor, Children’s Room lobby as part of our 2016 Renovation Project.

Visit to learn more about our artist.

Please contact our Director,
Claire Morrissey at 845 359-2811
or with inquiries.