Ways To Support Howe

Howe Library is a treasure in our community made possible with donations from generous donors like you. Your support helps the library provide:

  1. extensive collections
  2. access to technology and training
  3. programs for all ages
  4. a gathering place for residents from the entire Upper Valley
  5. an invaluable community resource.


There are many ways that you can be part of the long tradition of philanthropic support for Howe Library:
Annual Fund Gifts
Donations to the Annual Fund support Howe Library programs, technology enhancements, building renovations, collections, and new initiatives. These funds are typically used in the year in which they are received. To make your gift even more special, you may dedicate your gift in honor of or in memory of a friend or loved one. You may make your tax-deductible gift through the website or with a check mailed to: Michelle Schembri, Development Coordinator, The Howe Library Corporation, 13 South Street, Hanover, NH 03755. Stock gifts are also gratefully accepted and are an easy way to support Howe Library while also providing a tax benefit to you if you make a gift of appreciated securities.

Monthly Giving Program
Instead of making a single gift once a year, you can make an automatic monthly contribution on a credit card or through your bank account - just like you pay for your Netflix subscription or utility bills. Your monthly contribution can be in any amount you choose, but most donors give $10 a month or more. Your monthly support will continue automatically unless you choose to change or cancel it. It's easy to sign up and as a monthly donor you will be providing support that funds programs and services at the library year round.

Endowment Gifts
Gifts to the endowment help to maintain the long-term financial stability of The Howe Library Corporation and ensure that we are able to offer valuable and exciting programs and services well into the future. You can invest in the library’s future with a gift to the endowment.

Bequests – Emily’s Legacy Society
Giving to The Howe Library Corporation through your estate is your opportunity to pass on the legacy “to the remotest generation” – the expressed wish of Emily Howe when dedicating the original library building in 1900. Emily’s Legacy Society was formed in 1912 with a gift from Emily Howe. You can become a member of Emily’s Legacy Society by naming Howe Library in your will with a simple bequest or by naming Howe as a beneficiary on your life insurance, pension plan, or IRA. Please remember Howe the next time you update your will, and notify us when you do, so that your name can be listed along with Emily’s.

Below is suggested language for a simple, unrestricted bequest:
“I give to the Trustees of The Howe Library Corporation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation duly existing under the laws of the State of New Hampshire, and located in Hanover, in said State, ____dollars($____) (alternate language: ___% of my residuary estate) to be used for the benefit of The Howe Library Corporation as the Trustees thereof may direct.”
We encourage you to consult your lawyer, family members, and other financial advisors when considering any planned charitable gifts.

For questions about giving to The Howe Library Corporation please contact Michelle Schembri, Development Coordinator, at howetogive@thehowe.org or 603-640-3260.