Donate

The Trustees and the Director of the Abbot Public Library invite your financial support and volunteer efforts as we work to envision a library for the 21st century to serve all of Marblehead’s citizens. Since our beginning in 1878, we have been dependent on the generosity of our citizens to maintain and improve our collections, facilities, and programming. We hope you will want to join with us as we continue this tradition.

The Library offers 3 main vehicles for tax exempt contributions.

  1. ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY FUND, INC.:  
    This fund was established in 2015 to provide the Library with a nonprofit arm to support its major capital campaign effort to renovate or rebuild the library over the next 8 years. This fund can accept cash, stocks or bequests. For more information on this Fund, please contact Trustee, Nancy Perkins Arata at perkins.associates@verizon.net.
  2. THE SECOND CENTURY FUND: 
    This is an endowment fund established in 1992 that is dedicated to supporting the Library, providing resources restricted to collections, materials and access. As an endowment, the permanent fund generates income to supplement, not to replace, public support provided by the Town of Marblehead. For more information on this Fund, please contact Second Century Fund Trustee, Paul Taylor at ptaylor@paultaylorcpa.com.
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  3. FRIENDS OF THE ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY:
    This is both a fundraising and volunteer organization. It raises annual operating money for the support ofchildren’s and adult programming at the Library and also funds the Museum Pass program and the software to manage the program. The majority of funds raised are from the quarterly book sales that the Friends coordinate annually. The Friends are always looking for volunteers to join their efforts. You can find out more about the Friends by contacting FOAL01945@gmail.com.
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  • To further community awareness and use of the library.
  • To sponsor programs designed to add to the cultural life of the community.
  • To provide direct financial assistance by purchasing for the library special and unusual items which cannot be purchased from the budget.
  • To encourage gifts, endowments and memorials for the library.
  • To aid in public relations by informing the community about the library’s services and problems.
  • To communicate the needs of the community to the staff and library board.
  • To call public attention to outstanding achievements of the library.
  • To work for library legislation or appropriations.

    The current officers of the Friends of the Library are:
    President: Toni Matsu 781-631-7463 tonimatsu@earthlink.net
    Vice President: Christine Van Remoortel 781-631-2760 christinepn@comcast.net
    Treasurer: Anne Remington 781-631-9274 anne.remington@verizon.net
    Booksale Chairman: Steve Tseki 978-744-4266 stseki@yahoo.com

    Membership envelopes are available at the Library or by calling Toni Matsu, 781-631-7463.