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Continuous Giver Program

New for 2021: Continuous Giver Program

Donations to our New Building Fund are the primary tool we have right now to advance the cause of a new Library for Addison Township.

Helping to spread the word about our project is the second most important type of donation.

Every donation helps.

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How’s the New Building Going?

November 12, 2020

Here’s an update on where we are with the new building.

  1. The Library is planning on starting the new building construction when we meet our current funding goal which is $1.3. We are approximately $720k away from our goal. Our project manager is currently working with our architect and site planner to determine the actual cost.
  2. To help us reach our funding goal, we invite the public to 1) donate to the building fund directly or 2) buy an inscribed brick. Be a part of our new chapter!  Through the CARES Act, there is a tax incentive to donate to non-profits this year.  Visit www.letsbuildalibrary.orgto learn more or to make your donation.
  3. The library is waiting on final approval of architectural and engineering plans from the Addison Twp. Planning Commission.
  4. Everyone is invited to attend our Library Board of Trustees Meeting the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm or the New Building Committee Meeting that meets the first Monday of each month at 5pm. Both meetings are on Zoom. I you have other questions, please contact James Elsarelli, Chair of the Building Committee, (248) 420-7522 or James Baldiga, President of the Board of Trustees, (248) 736-0548.

CARES Act Changes to Charitable Giving for 2020

June 30, 2020


Make a donation to the Addison Township Public Library Capital Campaign and increase your 2020 tax deduction with new provisions listed in the CARES Act

In response to the health crisis facing our nation, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020. In addition to providing individual stimulus checks, the CARES Act includes provisions that impact charitable giving.

Cash Gifts
Individuals who do not itemize their deductions can claim a deduction for up to $300 (up to $600 for a household filing jointly) in charitable giving. This new deduction reduces a donor’s adjusted gross income, resulting in a reduction of taxable income and tax savings.

100% Charitable Deduction Limit
For individuals who itemize, the usual deduction limit for cash gifts to public charities is 60% of adjusted gross income (AGI). For 2020, gifts of cash to charity are deductible up to 100% of AGI.

CARES Act charitable giving incentives only apply to cash donations made to public charities. Please see your accountant or tax advisor to determine the tax impact of your charitable donations for 2020.

New Building Funding Status
Details on the project status, building design, and our fundraising progress can be found on the website of the Addison Township Public Library Capital Campaign,


Addison Twp. Library

Jaema Berman, Library Director

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367

(248) 628-7180

Addison Twp. Library Board of Trustees

James Baldiga, President

1400 Rochester Rd.

Leonard, MI 48367


The King Family Donates $4,000 For New Building Capital Campaign

June 25, 2020


The King Family donates $4,000 For New Building Capital Campaign

The Addison Twp. Public Library is pleased to announce a donation of $4,000 received from the King family to support the New Building Capital Campaign.

The King family’s ongoing commitment and dedication to our community have inspired growth and driven the library forward,” expressed Jaema Berman, Library Director. Since 2011, The King family has actively supported the library through positions on The Library Board of Trustees and The Friends of the Library. Continue reading

Library Receives Technology Grant


Addison Township Public Library Receives IMLS Grant, for Check IT Out: Tablet and Hotspot Lending Program

The Addison Twp. Library is pleased to announce that it has received a generous grant on April 16, 2020,  from The Institute of Museum and Library Services to fund Check IT Out: Tablet and Hotspot Lending Program.

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Only 400 Bricks will be available for purchase.
Easy installment payments.

New Building Committee Meetings

The committee meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 5pm in The Library.


We are looking for all construction tradesman, artisans, suppliers, etc. interested in helping us with our project goals. If you or someone you know are in construction trades, supply chain or have other talents that can contribute to the cause, please use our Contact Us page to send us your contact information and area of expertise so we can reach out to you as we move forward.

Seeking the Following Trades & Services

Tree work, Earthwork, Trucking, Well Installation, Septic Installation, Landscaping, Asphalt Paving, Concrete Foundations, Concrete Flatwork, Masonry, Rough Carpenters, Millwork / Cabinets, Roofers, Siding, Caulking and Waterproofing, Glazing, Drywall, Tile, Flooring, Painters, Plumbers, HVAC, Electricians and more!

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Your tax deductible contribution will help fund the construction of our new library.

Please Help Us Reach Our Goal

We'll fill this virtual bookshelf with books as we move towards our fund-raising goal.

The Addison Township Public Library is a 501(c)(3) Organization

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