Donate Money

The Wallingford Public Library, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, receives the majority of its operating funding from the Town of Wallingford. Additional support from generous donors like you allows the library to provide an outstanding collection of materials to borrow, stimulating programs for people of all ages, access to state-of-the-art technologies, and a world-class facility.

Ways to donate:

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Library Development Fund donation form

The Library Development Fund was established in 1977 to provide materials, public programs, and physical improvements beyond the scope of the funds provided by the Town of Wallingford. The fund is used at the discretion of the Library Board of Managers to purchase equipment, introduce new services, and strengthen existing programs and collections. The library is eligible to receive corporate matching gifts.

A tribute gift to acknowledge a birthday or other special occasion, honor a loved one, or remember a friend or relative who has passed away may also be made to the Library Development Fund. Please include the name of the person you are remembering or honoring in the “Additional Comments” field. Let us know if you would like us to send an acknowledgment to the honoree or closest relative.

Online Donation to the Library Development Fund
Printable Donation Form


Bequests and Planned Giving

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Planning for the Future brochure

A bequest from your estate ensures that the library will continue to evolve while allowing you to realize significant benefits in reduction of estate and inheritance taxes. Planned giving may include a simple bequest in your will or the donation of trusts, appreciated securities, life insurance, and retirement plans. A bequest costs nothing now and gives you the satisfaction of knowing you are sustaining the Wallingford Public Library into the future.

If you inform the Wallingford Public Library of your estate plan, the Board of Managers has the opportunity to thank you now and to invite you to become a member of the Society of Samuel Simpson. If you would like more information about planned giving or the Society of Samuel Simpson, please contact Sunnie Scarpa, Library Director, at (203)284-6411 or at


Candid Guidestar 2023 Gold Transparency SealDonations to the Wallingford Public Library are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. For additional information about making a donation, please contact Sunnie Scarpa, Library Director, at (203)284-6411 or at

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