Support MSL


Use Your Library, Support it Generously!

The Mark Skinner Library is an essential and vital community center for education, enjoyment and technology access. Its mission is to serve the life-long journey of learning by providing information and opportunities for personal enrichment to people of all ages in our community. Donations bridge the gap between taxpayer funding and the full cost of providing quality services.

Why Give?

The Library is the rare institution that offers opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Our doors are open to all!  From finding a job to selecting a good read, from enjoying story time to interacting with the world via the Internet, libraries connect people with what they need.

Although most public libraries in Vermont receive on average 70% of their annual budget through taxpayer support, the town of Manchester appropriation accounts for less than 50% of Mark Skinner’s 2010-2011 income. To fulfill our mission, we must raise funds. You may choose to donate to MSL through our Annual Fund drive, which solicits Library members by mail each year.

Mark Skinner Library is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code, so your donation is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

You may mail a donation to us via check or money order at any time. Please make checks payable to “Mark Skinner Library” and mail to:

Mark Skinner Library
P.O. Box 438
Manchester, VT 05254

Planned Giving

Please contact the Library Director at 362-2607 for information about planned giving.


  • Mark Skinner Society: $5000+
  • First Edition: $2,500 – $4,999
  • Best Sellers: $1,000 – $2,499
  • Author’s Circle: $500 – $999
  • Literary Circle : $250 – $499
  • Reading Room: $100 – $249
  • Book Club: Under $100