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Fundraising Policy

The Milne Public Library is a public resource and an active center for the community. Groups wishing to use library space or grounds in order to conduct raffles or other fundraising activities must adhere to the following policy.

  • Williamstown civic or nonprofit groups can use the library to conduct raffles or other fundraising activities. This may include groups directly connected to the Williamstown town government or nonprofit organizations that are directly and exclusively associated with the Williamstown community (e.g. the Williamstown Garden Club, Rural Lands Foundation, or the Williamstown Historical Society).

  • The David & Joyce Milne Public Library Board of Trustees will be the sole arbiter of what constitutes an appropriate group for purposes of this policy.

  • All requests to use the library for fundraising activities and raffles are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. These requests should be made in person at a regular meeting of the board well in advance of their anticipated start.

  • The library will limit the number of fundraising activities (including raffles and collection jars) to one, consisting of a single collection jar or sale on library premises at any one time. Preference for fundraising activities will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • The length of time for the fundraising event will be approved by the Board of Trustees and can be modified by the board at any time.

  • All children under 18 years of age that are fundraising in the library building or on library grounds need to be accompanied by an adult.

Adopted May 3, 2023

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