Library Donor Wall

Since 2000, donor Gayle Murphy (left) has given yearly donations to the library supporting the purchase of materials in memory of her mother Frances Barrett who was an avid reader of mystery fiction.

Visit our second floor and just past stacks and stacks of fiction books, you will see another display of books of a slightly different variety. Handcrafted ceramic book spine tiles make up the Library’s donor wall located near the entrance to the Local History Room. The beautiful display of tiles each display a brass nameplate of the donor(s) or memoriam description, and each color of tile represents a different donation amount bracket in amounts of $500 to over $10,000.  Since 2004 when it was created, the donor wall has continued to grow, each donation carefully tracked and moved up the amount brackets accordingly.

A donation to the Library is a lasting gift in support of many of their core values: discovery, resources, and community.  PDL is a community center for all ages and gifts of money support technology, reading programs, and needed furnishings that are not covered by the tax dollar. Now that the donor wall is nearly full, the book spine campaign will come to an end. “Our wall and hearts are full. Thank you to each and every donor who has contributed over the years, and to those who continue to give. We will continue to accept donations, and have plans for a big endowment campaign in the near future,” said Library Director Valerie Meyerson.