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Ways to Support the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library

Medford has a new library. This beautiful state-of-the-art building is the first net-zero library in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is accessible. It has ample space for programs and community meetings. It has separate spaces for children and for adults, there is a makerspace, there is a technology lab, there is a performance space. There is a counseling room. All of this was made possibly by Medford citizens who care about advancing literacy and love learning.

The library is furnished with all the latest and greatest technology, There is an electric car charging station, there is a recording studio. It also serves a large population of Medford citizens, and that is to the credit of the librarians and staff who serve Medford citizens of all backgrounds.


A gift to the Medford Public Library is the best way to show your support. Donations of every size are welcome and may be given now or in the future. You can give a cash gift, give through your IRA, leave estate proceeds in a will or trust, make a gift of stock, or give the gift of your time and expertise through volunteer work. Your gift adds to the libraries’ ability to provide digital and print materials, keep the libraries accessible, and offer innovative programming for everyone in the community.

Many people find satisfaction in making legacy gifts to the libraries that have meant so much to them. This can be done through a will or trust, or by designating the Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement account, life insurance or investment plan. Naming the Medford Public Library Foundation in your will is a simple and economical way to make a planned gift. A financial planner or estate attorney can explain more about other options.

You can also use retirement assets to make a current gift through a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA if you are over 70 ½ years; the amount you can give is capped at $100,000 annually. Consult your financial or tax adviser to see if this strategy meets your needs. For transfer information, please contact Joey Leroux at 207-408-3602 or

  • All gifts are tax deductible and can be made in honor of a loved one.

  • Gifts may be made by credit card or by sending a check payable to Medford Public Library Foundation Inc at MPLF 111 High Street, Medford, MA 02155.

  • Many companies match gifts to the MPLF please check before making your commitment. 

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