How You Can Help - Donate

Donate now to support Library Services and Bosler's mission of Empowering Lifelong Learning! Select the Donate button below for the type of gift you wish to give. Scroll down for more information.

Oh, the Places Bosler Goes!


General Giving
DONATE HERE with your gift to the 2023-2024 Annual Campaign for the general fund.
Name a Day at the Bosler Memorial Library


Name a Day
DONATE HERE to Name a Day at Bosler in honor or memory of a friend, family member, loved one, or yourself! CLICK HERE for more information.
Memorial & Tribute


Memorial and Honor Gifts
DONATE HERE to make a gift in honor or memory of someone.

Prefer to pay by check? Make your check payable to "Bosler Memorial Library," and drop it off or mail it to Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W. High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013.

If you would like to print out a form to send in with your Annual Fund donation through the mail, CLICK HERE.

For a form to print and mail for all other types of monetary donations, CLICK HERE.



Oh, the Places Bosler Goes!

2023-2024 Annual Campaign to
support the General Fund

Even though Bosler Library receives tax support through Cumberland County each year, we still need your support to grow the Library’s collections, provide outreach and reference services, offer a variety of programs for all ages, and keep library equipment up-to-date and functioning.


OR CLICK HERE to print out a form to mail with your check, payable to “Bosler Memorial Library,” to 158 W. High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013.





Bosler Memorial Library, located in downtown Carlisle, is a public library serving the Borough of Carlisle and seven townships in Cumberland County. Founded in 1900, Bosler Library's mission is to meet the community's evolving informational, educational, entertainment and cultural needs. In carrying out this mission, Bosler Library offers free access to resources and educational opportunities for Cumberland County residents of all ages, income levels and ethnic backgrounds, from early literacy programs for preschoolers to access to high-speed Internet for adults and free book delivery for homebound seniors.

While Bosler Memorial Library receives some tax support, private contributions are needed and greatly appreciated to cover more than 22% of the annual cost for the growing demand from the public for programs and services. Because Bosler Memorial Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your donations are tax deductible under the full extent of the law. 

To learn about different ways you can make an impact with your gift to Bosler Memorial Library, refer to our Opportunities in Giving brochure.

Please be aware that the Bosler Memorial Library and the Friends of Bosler are separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and as such are required by law to maintain separate accounting records. When making a donation, we ask that you do not combine your donations for the two organizations.



If you have some highly appreciated securities – some that may be worth many times what you paid for them initially – this is a perfect asset to use for making a donation because you can still harvest some of that gain without paying the significant capital-gains tax. Simply make a gift of the stock to Bosler Memorial Library, avoiding the capital-gain tax. Then you can use the cash you had planned to give to the Library to repurchase the stock – which provides you a new cost basis at the current fair-market value.

For more information and to access the transfer instructions, contact Molly Shane, CFRE, Development Officer, at (717) 243-4642, ext 3222 or



Bosler Memorial Library is also happy to accept gifts from donor-advised funds and private foundations. If you have a donor-advised fund, consider making your annual gift to Bosler this way rather than from your checking account.



If you are age 70½ or older, giving a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA is a great way to make a donation. It lowers your tax burden, even if you claim the standard deduction because it’s no longer taxable income if you roll it over directly to a charity like Bosler Memorial Library.

For the 2024 tax year, IRA owners and certain participants in qualified retirement plans are required to take distributions beginning at the age of 73. The minimum age for making a tax-free transfer from an IRA to a charity remains at 70½, and the annual limit for such transfers is now $105,000. 

Click here for more information on eligibility criteria and how to make a gift through your IRA. You can also contact Molly Shane, CFRE, Development Officer, at (717) 243-4642, ext. 3222 or your financial advisor.



If you have already made plans to leave a bequest to Bosler Memorial Library or you have named Bosler as a beneficiary of a retirement account, life insurance policy or other planned giving instrument, you are eligible to join Lila’s Legacy Society. By joining now, you can ensure that your gift will be used according to your intentions, and you will receive recognition and donor benefits during your lifetime. To download a copy of the Lila’s Legacy Society one-page application form, click here.



The Bookery and the Bosler Memorial Library welcome donations of new or gently used books, Music CDs, or Movie DVDs in good condition. Please review the guidelines below with regard to donating materials to the Bookery and the Bosler Memorial Library.

Please note, the following items are not accepted as donations:

  • Damaged books
  • Condensed books
  • Textbooks more than 5 years old
  • Cassette tapes
  • Encyclopedias
  • VHS tapes
  • Magazines more than 3 months old
  • Vinyl records

Bookery Donations
Book donations for the Bookery can be taken directly to the Bookery during normal business hours (posted below). If assistance is needed please call the Bookery. If your donation is larger than 5 medium boxes please contact the Bookery in advance to make arrangements.

Bookery Business Hours
Tuesdays: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fridays: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am to 1:45 pm

Bookery phone number: (717) 243-3313

Click here for more information about the Bookery.

Donations for the Bosler Memorial Library
Book donations for the Bosler Memorial Library can be taken directly to the Public Services desk on the first floor of the Library. If assistance is needed please call the Public Services desk at (717) 243-4642.

If your donation is larger than 2 medium boxes please contact the Library’s Facilities Manager at (717) 243-4642 ext. 1249 to make arrangements. Please be aware that if you bring a large number of donations to the Library without making an appointment, the Library will not accept the donations.



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May 17, 2024