Donation Policy

Donation Policy

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  • Sno-Isle Libraries provides access to its public records under the provisions of the Washington State Public Records Act RCW 42.56, the Public Records Policy, and the Public Records Request Administrative Policy.  

    The Library makes a variety of records available online, including, but not limited to: 

    Other records maintained by the Library are available for public inspection or copy, unless specifically exempted by law.  

    Use of the Library’s Public Records Request form is the most efficient way to make a request; however, its use isn’t required for a request to be processed. Requests may be submitted in person, via mail, email, or phone. To best assist you, include the following information: 

    • Contact information of requester 
    • Identification of the public records adequate to locate the records 
    • Whether you wish to inspect the records in person and/or purchase physical or digital copies 
    • The date and time of day of the request 

    Anyone wishing to inspect or receive a copy of the Library’s public records or seeking assistance in making such a request should contact the Library’s Public Records Officer: 

    Public Records Officer
    Sno-Isle Libraries
    7312 35th Ave NE
    Marysville, WA 98271-7417
    Phone: 360-651-7026/ Fax: 360-651-7151
    publicrecordsofficer@sno-isle.org 

    The more precisely you can identify the record(s) you seek, the more responsive the Library can be. You do not need to state the purpose of your request. However, in an effort to clarify or prioritize a request and provide responsive documents, the Public Records Officer may inquire about the nature or scope of the request. 

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Sno-Isle Libraries Board Policy

Purpose

To provide guidance to those who wish to support Sno-Isle Libraries (Library District) through a financial or other donation.

Scope

The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees (Board) welcomes and encourages donations that support the mission and goals of the Library District.

Principles

  • Donations are welcomed and valued expressions of individual support for the Library District and its vision that everyone in our community is connected to their library.
  • Material donations enhance the Library District’s services and programs.
  • Financial donations enhance the Library District, but do not replace public tax support.
  • Planned gifts contribute to the legacy and sustain the vision and mission of the Library District.

The scope of this policy does not include donations of real estate.

The Library District is unable to accept donated works of art. Exceptions may be suggested by the Executive Director who will bring to the Board for approval.

Implementation

The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation and local Friends of the Library groups provide philanthropic support to the Library District. These non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations are dedicated to raising funds and accepting donations to expand library services and programs in communities across the Library District.

Library supporters are encouraged to make financial donations to the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation or to individual community Friends of the Library groups.

The Board encourages library supporters to consider planned giving opportunities administered through the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

The Library District may accept donated materials. The Board’s Collection Development Policy is the basis for staff decisions about adding materials to the collection. The decision to accept the donation of materials is made by designated staff. Donated materials become the property of the Library District, which has the final decision on retention, location, and disposition.

Significant donations will be reported to the Board who will thank the donor.

Donations to enhance library buildings not owned by the Library District, may be made to the city or entity which owns the building, in accordance with local policy and/or regulations and in coordination with the Library District.

Donations may qualify for a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code; however, the Library District does not establish or verify the value of donated items. Donors are referred to their tax consultant for any questions.

All donations accepted by the Library District at any point in time are the property of the Library District, which has the final decision on retention, location, and disposition.

The Library District may decline any donation determined to present unacceptable challenges or undue expense, or that conflicts with or does not support the Library District’s mission and goals.

Associated Policies

Process

This policy is reviewed every four (4) years by the Executive Director (or designee), who makes recommendations to the appropriate Board committee. The committee reviews the recommendations, revises the policy as necessary and appropriate, endorses, and advances the policy to the full Board for approval.

Policy History

Date approved: April 29, 2024
Next review date: 2028
Date adopted: 2018

Contact Us FAQs

  • Chat with us

    By email

    • Submit your questions, comments or suggestions by email and our librarians will assist you.

    By phone

    • Check Locations & Hours to find your community library's phone number and operating hours.
    • Questions? A member of our Administrative Center staff can also help direct your call. Call us at 360-651-7000 (local) or 877-766-4753 (toll-free), Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

    Text us

    • Text your questions to (360) 810-5188. Text assistance is available Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm. Please include your name and telephone number in your initial message. Standard text messaging rates apply.

    Book a Librarian

    • Make an appointment for a virtual or in-person Book a Librarian session. These free sessions allow you to get one-on-one assistance with your research and technology questions. 
  • Sno-Isle Libraries provides access to its public records under the provisions of the Washington State Public Records Act RCW 42.56, the Public Records Policy, and the Public Records Request Administrative Policy.  

    The Library makes a variety of records available online, including, but not limited to: 

    Other records maintained by the Library are available for public inspection or copy, unless specifically exempted by law.  

    Use of the Library’s Public Records Request form is the most efficient way to make a request; however, its use isn’t required for a request to be processed. Requests may be submitted in person, via mail, email, or phone. To best assist you, include the following information: 

    • Contact information of requester 
    • Identification of the public records adequate to locate the records 
    • Whether you wish to inspect the records in person and/or purchase physical or digital copies 
    • The date and time of day of the request 

    Anyone wishing to inspect or receive a copy of the Library’s public records or seeking assistance in making such a request should contact the Library’s Public Records Officer: 

    Public Records Officer
    Sno-Isle Libraries
    7312 35th Ave NE
    Marysville, WA 98271-7417
    Phone: 360-651-7026/ Fax: 360-651-7151
    publicrecordsofficer@sno-isle.org 

    The more precisely you can identify the record(s) you seek, the more responsive the Library can be. You do not need to state the purpose of your request. However, in an effort to clarify or prioritize a request and provide responsive documents, the Public Records Officer may inquire about the nature or scope of the request. 

  • Contact us for assistance.

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