Library Gift and Donor Policy
The Newport Beach Public Library Board encourages and welcomes gifts and bequests to the Library. Gifts may be given to the Newport Beach Public Library, to the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation and/or to the Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library.
It is the position of the Board of Library Trustees that gifts and bequests given to the Library shall be used to supplement those funds appropriated for use by the Library, and shall not in any way supplant such funds appropriated for Library salaries and maintenance and operations of the Library.
Foundation GiftsThe Newport Beach Public Library Foundation (“Foundation”) is a 501(c) 3 organization. The Foundation solicits funds and properties and disburses monies for the benefit of the Newport Beach Public Library.
Donor Recognition Walls
- Children's Activities Area ($500,000)
- Media Center ($250,000)
- Sound Lab ($75,000)
- Media Lab ($100,000)
- Grand Stairway ($500,000)
- First Floor Reading Area ($75,000)
- Second Floor Reading/Study Area (east side) ($150,000)
- Second Floor Reading/Study Area (west side) ($100,000)
At the February 4, 2013 regular meeting, the Board of Library Trustees also approved guidelines for the letter size and banner length of the donor recognition walls:
- Children's Activities Area: 2.5" letters up to 13' banner length
- Media Center: 2" letters up to 10' banner length
- Sound Lab: 2" letters up to 5' banner length
- Media Lab: 2” letters up to 8’ banner length
- Grand Stairway: 3" letters up to 13' banner length
- First Floor Reading Area: 2" letters up to 8' banner length
- Second Floor Reading/Study Area (east side): 2.5" letters up to 13' banner length
- Second Floor Reading/Study Area (west side): 2" letters up to 7' banner length, and if longer use second line up to 10'
- Second Floor Self-Checkout Area: 2" letters up to 8' banner length to be located above the video screen
The Board further approved a guideline to limit the lettering on donor walls, with the exception of “Study Area B”, to a single line. The design and content of donor recognition walls must be reviewed and approved by the Board of Library Trustees. Recognition will consist of stainless steel lettering that adheres to the parameters approved by the Board of Library Trustees (size of letters and length of single line on wall). Donors shall have no control over the size, location, materials or any other aspect of the recognition sign.
Recognition shall be permanent unless a corresponding pledge is not fulfilled over five years. Additional names shall not be added to a named wall. If a pledge payment is not paid within 30 days following written notice to the most recent address provided to the Library, the Board of Library Trustees shall have the right to remove the name recognition permanently. No payments made prior to that time shall be refundable in any event.
In the event the area of the library with the donor's name is significantly renovated, demolished, or is no longer used for library purposes, either voluntarily or involuntarily, the donor shall have no further rights related to the name recognition, at the sole discretion of the Board of Library Trustees. In such case, any payments not yet paid by the donor shall no longer be due.
Any modification to the foregoing dollar amounts or to the letter size and banner length, or any exception to this policy concerning donor recognition walls will require the express approval of the Board of Library Trustees.
The Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library is a 501(c) 3 organization.
The Friends accept donations of used books to be sold in the Friends Book Store. The disposition of donated books is determined by the Bookstore Manager. Other gifts offered to the Friends will be reviewed and considered for acceptance by the Friends Board. Recognition of donations shall be recommended by the Friends Board and considered for approval by the Board of Library Trustees.
Library GiftsGifts offered directly to the Library will be reviewed and considered for acceptance by the Board of Library Trustees. Gifts to the Library are also tax deductible. Recognition of donations by plaques, signage or other permanent display shall be approved by the Board of Library Trustees.