PLATTSBURGH - As the year draws to a close, if you're still in the gift-giving mood, the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System may have just what you need.
The CEFLS offers a variety of gift-giving opportunities that are also tax-deductible. such as the $25 "Bookworm Promoter" donor level, which will provide the library system with funding to purchase one book. The donor's name will be printed on a bookplate that will be affixed inside the front of the book.
The "Booklovers' Collection Supporter," with a donation from $100-$1,000, provides opportunities for donors to specify that their gift is to be used to purchase a particular genre of books. Book genres include: Adult Fiction Aficionado, Adult Nonfiction Admirer, Biographies and History Buff, Children's Book Champion, Cookbook Enthusiast, Finance and Investment Follower, Health and Well-being Disciple, Mystery Mentor, Romance Novel Lover, and Young Adult Book Advocate.
Fans of the library system's Bookmobile may wish to designate their donation be used to underwrite the Bookmobile's satellite Internet connection, fuel purchases or regular maintenance and operations.
Library lovers may also choose to make an unrestricted donation at one of the seven levels available from "The Mouse that Roared" ($1-$99) to "From Here to Eternity" ($3,000 and up). Individuals, families, or organizations are invited to make a tax-deductible donation in any amount to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts can be designated to be "In Honor of" someone special or "In Memory of" a deceased loved one.
The mission of the C-E-F Library System is to foster and improve public library service to the residents of the service area. The Bookmobile, well-known throughout the North Country, regularly travels to more than 60 stops, bringing books, large-print books, tapes, magazines, Interlibrary Loan services, CDs and DVDs to residents living in areas with no local library or to those with limited access to a library.
For more information or to make a donation, call development committee chair Nancy J. Church or CEFLS director Ewa Jankowkska at 563-5190.