Support Us

Your dedication and generosity are greatly appreciated.  There are many ways to support the library.  The menu on the left has links to several of them.  Some are simple, like shopping on Amazon through the link on the left. Others are more substantial, like serving on the Board of Trustees.

Donations to the Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library are crucial to the Library’s budget and services.


Planned Giving

Make a planned gift today, to build the Library of tomorrow.
Talk to your lawyer or financial adviser to learn more.
What is planned giving?
Planned giving is any deferred gift intended to benefit the future of the Swarthmore Public Library. There are a variety of financial arrangements that will allow you to make a planned gift.
·Bequest in Your Will: You may make a bequest of cash, stocks and bonds, real estate, personal property, or a percentage of your estate.
·Life Insurance: You may designate the Library as beneficiary on your insurance policy or transfer the policy outright.
·Individual Retirement Accounts: You may designate the Library as beneficiary of all or a portion of your account.
·Trusts: A trust may be established to benefit the Library now or at a later time.
·Annuities: You may make an outright gift to the Library and receive annuity payments until a specified time in the future.

Sharon Ford Concert & Lecture Series

Provided for by the Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library, the Sharon Ford Concert & Lecture Series honors former library director, Sharon Ford. The series has brought several performances and lectures to the Library that would otherwise be out reach due to cost. Performances include Irish trio Meara Meara, Balkan Brass trio WP(trio)O, Scottish Country Dancing, and a Bee Education Family program by Don the Beekeeper.

The only way we can continue this series is through your generous donation. Please consider donating to the Sharon Ford Concert & Lecture series by clicking on the “Donate” button on our homepage. Don’t forget to write a note that you would like the money to be earmarked for the Sharon Ford fund. Thank you for your support!