Help Your Library

There are so many ways you can support your library! If you have questions or ideas you don’t see here, just drop us a line or call us at (802) 763-2875. We’re always happy to chat!


Donate Money

Contributions of any amount are always welcome. Your donations allow us to expand our collection of books and DVDs, host additional programs for adults and children, and keep our technology current. Please be generous when you receive our annual appeal letter in the mail, or donate any time byt slipping your contribution through the book return slot in the front door, or you mailing it to:

Baxter Memorial Library
PO Box 87
Sharon, VT 05065

Please make checks payable to Baxter Memorial Library. All donations to the library are tax deductible.


Donate Time

Volunteers are greatly appreciated at Baxter! Here are a few things you can do to support your library:

• Be a Saturday circulation desk volunteer
• Help process books
• Assist with website design and maintenance
• Tend the garden beds
• Bake for fundraising events
• Supply a sweet treat for the café
• Help with spring and fall cleaning
• Design flyers
• Post flyers around the community
• Assist with the annual book and plant sale
• Adopt a shelf (or two)
• Present a program or workshop
Your idea here! Just ask!

Interested? Send an email to or


Donate Materials

Donated items are reviewed, and a small percentage of donations are added to the library’s circulating collection. The majority of donated materials are sold in book sales or offered free to community members. Donating used books and media is a wonderful way to support the Library. (Note: Please do not leave book donations at the library when it is closed. Instead, send us a list of titles ahead of time, or bring in your items during open hours.) Wine or liquor boxes are ideal for packing books: sturdy and not too large or heavy to lift.

Accepted: Books, Audiobooks on CD, DVDs, games and puzzles in good condition

Not accepted: Encyclopedias, Textbooks, Magazines, music CDs, VHS tapes, Cassettes, Records, material in poor condition (moldy, torn, water damaged, etc.)


Donate a Museum Pass

Each year, the library purchases passes to area museums such as VINS and Billings Farm. If you’d like to donate a reuseable museum pass, please contact us at


Donate a Gift Card or Other Prize

Library programs are always more fun with prizes! Of course, for a public library with a tight budget, good prizes aren’t always easy to come by. Maybe you can help! Email


Adopt an Author

Are you always first in line to purchase each new book by your favorite author? Why not donate them to the library when you finish? Adopt an Author ensures that new titles of popular authors will be in the library’s collection and frees up space in the our budget to purchase more books for our patrons! Interested? Send us an email at


Donate from Our Wish List

Want to donate materials we’ll be sure to add to the collection? Check out our wish list! (Note: If purchasing books, hardcovers are much preferred because of durability.)


How Valuable Is Your Library?

Baxter Memorial Library isn’t your Grandmother’s library, but a multi-faceted community resource that offers many services intended to improve and enrich life for every member of the Sharon community!

So, just how valuable is Baxter Memorial Library? Check out this Library Value calculator!