Donate to the Friends
Annual Friends Membership Appeal
Be a Friend to the Library! Help support Library programming & other special needs – Donate to
the Friends of UDPL 2022 Annual Appeal
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Donate in person or by mailing, download and fill out the form along with a check to:
Friends of UDPL (Upper Dublin Public Library)
520 Virginia Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034
All donors are Friends Members from the date of receiving the donation through December 31, 2022.
It’s been an exciting year at Upper Dublin Library! The new facility is open with operating hours nearly back to pre-pandemic times, and Celebrate Summer @520 brought 2,330 participants to concerts and performances on the front lawn. Many of the library programs supported by the Friends of UDPL have resumed: More than 575 participated in Summer Reading Club, and 127 patrons used museum passes since they became available in May.
• A $500 donation enables 100 students to build their literacy skills through the Summer Reading Club
• A $250 gift provides an annual museum pass for families of four to visit our region’s great cultural centers such as National Constitution Center, Academy of Natural Science, or the Tyler Arboretum
• A $100 gift offers 10 children or teens access to a STEAM program developing science, technology, engineering, the arts, and, math skills
How your Friends Membership Donation Helps the Library:
When you donate to the Friends, you help provide the following for your library that would not happen without the support of the Friends: Summer Reading Programs, Museum passes, Continuing Adult Education Classes, Little Free Libraries, the monthly Book Page newsletter, and more.
Ways to Donate:
The Friends is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Your total membership is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Donate by mail: Download Membership Form
Giving Tuesday 2022
Stay tuned for more details about 2022 Giving Tuesday – November 29th.
Matching Gifts from your Employer
Remember to check with your employer regarding Matching Gifts!
When you use Amazon Smile, you can support the library.
Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you’re shopping already (products, prices, and services). The only difference is that a portion of your eligible purchases will be donated to the library.
The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Friends of UDPL.
Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and choose “The Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library.”
Donate Your Time – become a volunteer.
EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit)
The Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library has been designated as an Education Improvement Organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Approved activities under this program are:
+ Youth Literacy
+ Summer Quest/Summer Reading (focusing on grades K-3)
+ STEAM Programs
- Youth Literacy
- Summer Quest / Summer Reading (focusing on grades K-3)
- STEAM Programs
Eligible business firms may be awarded tax credits for contributions to an Educational Improvement Organization for approved activities.
A business firm or self-employed individual may receive a tax credit equal to 75% of its contribution to these approved organizations up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. The tax credit may be increased to 90% of the contribution made, up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year, if the business firm agrees to provide the same amount of contribution to an organization for two consecutive years.
Applications are due by July 1 for new applicants. Businesses making a two-year commitment must submit its second-year application and any subsequent renewal application by July 1.
Thank You to all our donors/members. Every donation makes a difference.