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Connect with PPL – with an Annual Campaign gift!

Your Annual Campaign makes a difference!Library patrons and visitors love connecting with our art exhibits and author talks, with new titles and well-loved favorite books, with family programs and book groups, with business resources and the rich history of the Portland Room.

But at the heart of what we do is meet the needs of our patrons, every day. All of Portland comes through our doors, and your gift ensures that we can connect with one another and grow together as a city of readers.

0% of PPL’s collections and programming budgets are covered by public funding. Your Annual Campaign gift of any size is what makes the difference – and makes PPL a vibrant community anchor. Show your support with an Annual Campaign gift by June 30!

You can make a secure online gift anytime, but if you wish to give by phone or have questions about making a gift of stock, contact Emily Levine, Development & External Relations Director, by email or by phone at 207-871-1700 x759.


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As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Portland Public Library relies on private philanthropy to fund our collections, programs, technology, and strategic initiatives. We accept gifts of cash, stocks, personal bequests, and in-kind goods and services. Your gift can be unrestricted (used for collection development or general operations) or can be restricted to a particular branch, collection, or purpose within the Library.

The Development staff is available to assist you in making the kind of gift most appropriate for your needs and circumstances. Contact Emily Levine, Development & External Relations Director, by email or call 207-871-1700 x759.

For more information about library funding and how the library puts your donations to work, please read about our Funding and Outcomes.

Annual Campaign

Contributions to the Library’s Annual Campaign purchase books, reference materials, audiovisual materials, and online information resources for our patrons. Last year, 88% of annual gifts to PPL were $100 or less. Every gift makes a difference! Make your secure online to the Annual Campaign.

For more information about the Annual Campaign,  contact Emily Levine, Director of Development & External Relations, by email or call 207-871-1700 x759.


In Memoriam and In Celebration Giving

You can honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a special occasion through a donation to the Library’s Gift of Reading program. Books purchased through these gifts are fitted with a commemorative bookplate featuring the honoree’s name.


Planned Giving

A planned gift allows you to make a significant gift to the Library with many benefit options for you and your family. Your attorney, accountant, or financial planner can assist with the details of establishing such a gift. You may also contact Emily Levine, Development & External Relations Director, by email or call 207-871-1700 x759.


In addition, there are other ways to support the library:

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