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 – last year, over 88% of Annual Campaign gifts were $100 or less. Show your support with an Annual Campaign gift by June 30!
Our current Annual Campaign runs from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. 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.
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.
To make a memorial or celebratory gift, please use our secure giving form and include the name of the person you wish to recognize in the “notes” section. Memorial gifts to existing endowed funds should be made this way as well; rest assured they will be properly allocated, and we will confirm this with you in our formal written acknowledgment. We thank you for your thoughtfulness in honoring someone special in this way.
Burbank Branch renovation effort
PPL is currently engaged in a renovation project at our Burbank Branch. This $410,000 campaign includes support of $300,000 from the City of Portland to address building infrastructure issues. Our Burbank neighbors are committed to raising the balance of funds needed to improve the branch experience through improvements such as a new public computing area, fresh carpet and shelving, energy-efficient windows, and more. As of July 1, 2016, we have less than $45,000 to go to reach our goal; we hope you will join your friends and neighbors who have already supported the branch campaign. We know everyone is eager to have the branch reopen, and as soon as a date is set, we look forward to celebrating with you!
If you wish to support the Burbank Branch project, please use our secure online giving link, select “In Celebration,” and enter “Burbank renovation” in the text box.
New Vision Campaign
PPL has exciting plans in the works for an upcoming renovation project at our Peaks Island location. This $650,000 project has secured a commitment of $250,000 from the City of Portland, a pledge of $200,000 from a private donor, and an outpouring of support from the Peaks community in the form of a successful New Vision Pledge Campaign of more than $205,000. We are spending the summer of 2016 working with the City on the planning and bid process so that we can finalize a project calendar. We look forward to continuing to update the island about this exciting project.
If you wish to make a pledge payment or a new gift to the Peaks renovation, please use our secure online giving link, select “In Celebration,” and enter “New Vision Campaign” in the text box.
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.