For many years, The Smithtown Library has accepted gifts and donations as memorials for the deceased, as well as to honor those who are still living.
Individual patrons and organizations have used this service by donating money to purchase a book in honor of retirements, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Patrons have also used the service to place a book in memory of friends or relatives that have passed on.
Donating money to purchase books and other items as memorials or gifts is very appropriate as they can be used over and over thus benefiting numerous people in the community.
When your gift or memorial contribution is received, an acknowledgment card will be sent to the family of the person memorialized or to the person you have chosen to honor and recognize.
Library staff will carefully select materials and a book plate will be placed in the front of each book indicating to whom the book is dedicated.
Persons interested in giving a gift or donation to the library should contact the Administration Office at (631) 360-2480, ext. 292.