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twice as niceFrom June 1-8, supporting PPL is twice as nice! Our friends at The Bank of Maine will match all new Annual Campaign gifts 1:1. And if you made a gift last year, The Bank of Maine will match the increase on your gift this year at 2:1. This is a great chance to magnify your support of the Library!

PPL’s Annual Campaign is critical to our ability to offer quality programs, collections, and experiences to our patrons and users. While municipal funds support our facilities and staff, 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 helps the Library meet the changing needs and interests of our visitors. The importance of the Annual Campaign to all that we do is what makes this matching challenge from The Bank of Maine so exciting!

Being part of this matching challenge is easy with our secure online giving site. Remember that gifts made between June 1-8 will be matched, up to $12,000. We’re excited to have you be part of this effort. And, a big “thank you!” to our friends at The Bank of Maine for making all of this possible!


Our current Annual Campaign runs from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. If you think you may already be a donor and want to check your history of supporting PPL, please contact us. 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.

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 gift to our Annual Campaign. 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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