Q: What's the difference between the Foundation and the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library?
A: The key difference is the Friends generally help fund activities and events needed today, while the Foundation helps fund projects with a longer-term horizon. The two maintain a complementary relationship and are both avid supporters of the Library.
Q: Why should I donate to a tax-supported institution?
A: Although the Town of Westfield by law provides funding for the Library, public budgets everywhere have tightened due to a poor economy and a dwindling revenue base. At the same time that funds from both Town and State have decreased, demand for Library services have increased, from both our youth and our adult populations. Private support will help ensure a strong future amid challenging economic settings.
Q: Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Q: What information may I need for tax purposes?
A: You may need our taxpayer ID number (26-3918811) and our mailing address:
Westfield Library Foundation 550 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090