Support the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg

Do you "Love your Library"? Has your family enjoyed books, movies and computer access from the library? If so, are you willing to help support your library? There are several ways you can help your library; insuring that the Coy Public Library continues to provide valued quality library services for generations to come.

Donate Online

Select the Donation Fund
Honor/Memorial Name


Annual Appeal

What is the Annual Appeal Fund?

As COVID-19 pandemic progresses, the future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all, and we hope you're in good spirits and health! Right now, we're doing everything possible to sustain daily operations and provide services to our community. While there's a lot of uncertainty, we know that we need to adapt fast to our changing reality. Now more than ever, our community needs us. And we need you. Donations to the Annual Appeal Fund will assist with day-to-day library operations so that we can continue to provide for our community. Instructions on how to donate are listed below.


Complete This Chapter Campaign

Why Your Donation to the Complete this Chapter Campaign Matters

After completing the library renovation project, we expanded our services in many ways to better serve our community. Although we are funded in part by the county and in a small way from the state, we must rely on funding from community support. Because of this, any contributions to complete this chapter of our journey to create a new life for the library will be greatly appreciated!

Naming Opportunities

The Complete this Chapter Campaign presents an excellent opportunity to give a gift. "In Honor/Memory of" a loved one, family member, student, librarian, or community resident who cares for the library. "Naming" a library area, room, or collection continues a family legacy for years to come!

How to Donate

Donations can be made above through PayPal or mailed to the following mailing address:

Coy Public Library of Shippensburg
73 W King St.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Please make checks payable to:

Coy Public Library of Shippensburg
(with Complete this Chapter Campaign or Annual Appeal in the memo line)


Planned Gifts

Planned gifts are typically included in estate plans and may provide tax and/or income benefits to donors while also ensuring the future of the Jeffrey W. and Jo Anne R. Coy Public Library of Shippensburg. Some examples of planned gifts are below.


Your bequest may be of a specific sum, percentage, or the remainder of an estate and may consist of cash, securities, life insurance proceeds, real estate, and/or personal property. The following language is an effective way to make bequests to the Shippensburg Public Library

“I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Trustees of the Coy Public Library, a nonprofit corporation, organized and operating under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the sum of $____ or "the rest, residue and remainder of my estate: to be used for the general purposes of the Coy Public Library "or for a particular program of your choosing."

Beneficiary Designation

You may name the library as full or partial beneficiary of life insurance plans, qualified retirement plans, IRAs, tax-deferred annuities, savings bonds, brokerage accounts, etc. To make such a gift, update your beneficiary designation form accordingly.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity (CGA) is a contract between you and the Jeffrey W. and Jo Anne R. Coy Public Library of Shippensburg where you make an irrevocable gift to the library. In exchange, the library guarantees the annual payment fixed amount to you for life.

Retirement Assets

You can make a tax-free gift from your traditional IRA. Such a gift is known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution or QCD. You must be at least 70 ½ years old to take advantage of this opportunity. Your QCD must go directly from your IRA administrator to the library.

Thank you for your interest in planned gifts for the Jeffrey W. and Jo Anne R. Coy Public Library of Shippensburg. If you would like to include to the Jeffrey W. and Jo Anne R. Coy Public Library of Shippensburg in your estate plans, we recommend that you consult with your family and professional advisers.

If you would like to share your intentions with the library, please contact the Executive Director, Jody Cole at (717) 532-4508.


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October 26, 2020