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Support Your Library!
2012 Goal: $10,000.00
Total Raised: $4,000.00

Why are we raising money? To support the services of the Library!  The money raised will help defray costs for circulating materials (books, movies, etc.), online resources, and library programs and events for all ages.   
Have you given yet?  We're challenging 100% of the community to give!  
Gifts of ANY size needed!

Make a Gift On-Line Now! Use this secure Donate button to make a gift right now to support the Library's public services.

Support Your Library through TD Bank
Are you a TD Bank Customer?? 
You can support your library without spending a dime!

The Wiggin Memorial Library is now part of the TD Bank. You can choose the library as one of your supported organizations and TD Bank will make an annual donation to the library.  It costs you nothing and the only thing you need to do is contact TD Bank (ANY branch, anywhere) once and let them know that you want to be part of the Affinity Program and add Wiggin Memorial Library (Code: A2215) as your affiliated organization.  Tell your friends and family (anywhere) who use TD Bank that they can support your library too!! 

 events.jpg      FUNdraising Events

Fall Booksale, Bake Sale & Raffle
October 12-13, 2012
Municipal Center

Another great book sale and bake sale to support your library!  

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Library Craft Fair
October 20, 2012
Municipal Center
Great, local artisans, artists, and crafters to help you get an early start on your holiday shopping!
Accepting Crafter/Vendor Applications Now!

Performance of Dickens's A Christmas Carol
by Rob Richards, PEA
December, 2012
This dramatic retelling of the holiday classic will become a new tradition for your family.  Join us for an evening of A Christmas Carol and a dessert reception.

Check back often to see what events are planned!  And, join our e-mail news list and get all of the library news right in your in-box!  
Want to help out with any of the above events?  Contact Murray Segal, Fundraising Committee Chair (778-0653 or e-mail)



Shop Online and Support the Library
Use Charity Blast as an entryway to your favorite stores and a portion of everything you spend will come to support the Wiggin Memorial Library.  It doesn't cost you extra and you don't have to fight the crowds at the mall!  

How Does It Work?  
Click onto Charity Blast (, choose "Wiggin Memorial Library" as your charity and then go on to your favorite shopping places.
So, if you are planning to buy a Nikon Coolpix L22 Digital Camera for someone on your list this year, you can go through CharityBlast to get to Target, purchase the camera online (saving $30.00!) and the library will automatically get $1.20!  That may not sound like much, but it really adds up.  
The donations to the library are on your total purchase, so when you buy a TV, some DVDs and a new case for your iPhone at BestBuy, the library could be getting over $100 from your purchase alone. see more examples & stores

There are more than 80 great stores available including:
  • Apple & iTunes
  • Best Buy
  • Disney Store
  • Gap
  • Kohl's
  • Macy's
  • Old Navy
  • Target
  • Timberland

Make a Gift On-Line Now! Use this secure Donate button to make a gift right now to support Library expansion and renovation.
Gifts to Your Library
Your gift to the library will make a big difference in what we can offer to the community.  We're challenging 100% of the community to give!  Every gift - no matter the size - makes a difference.  Money will be used for comfortable seating, equipment, A/V systems, display units and more.  Our overall fundraising goal is $60,000.00 and we can't reach it without your help!
Remember, gifts to the library are tax deductible.

Ways to Give:
Pledged Gifts:  Want to make your gift over time? No problem. Pledge a total amount to give to the Library and choose a schedule of when you will make installments towards the gift. Give us $5,000.00 - $2,500.00 in 2009 and $2,500.00 in 2010. Or give us $400.00 by giving $100.00 in January, April, August and November of 2011. Whatever your budget, we can accommodate you. Please contact Lesley Kimball, Library Director (772-4346, or e-mail or Bruce, Capital Campaign Chair and Library Trustee (775-7415, or e-mail).

General Gifts:  Write a check for any amount to the Wiggin Memorial Library, and include in the memo portion "Capital Campaign". Send checks to: Wiggin Memorial Library, Fundraising Committee, 10 Bunker Hill Ave., Stratham, NH 03885. We will send you a letter with our tax status information for your accounting purposes.

Sponsor Gifts: Want to sponsor something specific in the Library? A part of the collection? Or, a room or a space? We can work with you to make that happen in a way that is meaningful for you. Please contact Lesley Kimball, Library Director (772-4346, or e-mail or Bruce, Capital Campaign Chair and Library Trustee (775-7415, or e-mail).

Matching Gifts:  Many companies offer matching gift opportunities to their employees. Ask your Human Resources department if you can participate in such a program. Matching gift programs mean that any amount that you donate to the Library will be matched by your company. If you give the Library $250.00, the Library will receive a total of $500.00. Usually all that is required is a short form.

Capital Gifts:  If you or your business have the means to make a large capital gift, we will be happy to work with you to design recognition that will benefit you or your business as well as the Library's future. Please contact Bruce Cotter, Capital Campaign Chair and Library Trustee (775-7415, or e-mail) to discuss a plan that will work for you.

The Trustees’ thanks go out to the following residents for their generosity throughout our fundraising campaign:

Gifts $500 +
Gifts $1,000 +
Connie Aubin-Adams
Dana Hamel
Karen Simas
Elizabeth Bantle
Ted & Kennetha Bedford
Susan & Charles Abizaid
Edwin & Marie Pierce

Gifts $250 - $499
Doug & Stella Scamman
Sharon & Philip Wilson
Lee & Jean Beauregard
Guy & Patty Philbrook
Luke & Nancy Hill
George & Lois Miller
Computer Professionals Associated
Angela Thibeau
Amy Ross
Nancy Brown
Mary Stiner
Bob Hillery

Gifts $100 - $249
Richard & Cheryl Buckingham
Michael & Patty Elwell
Catherine Hunt
Holly & Emmet Ogara
Richard & Marcia MacCallum
Kathleen McNamara
Carol Sestito
Ruth Manos
David Ward
Patricia & Robert McCarthy
Julie & Joseph DeFelice
Ann & Charles Affanato
Dick Stott
Cindy Rivers & Richard Kletzien
Bruce & Ginger Braley
Patricia Lane
Marsha Roy
Lorna Stevens
Luke & Carla Breton
Kathleen Bower
Shannon Alther & Susan Wilbur
Kerin Ferrin
Nancy Hansen & Bill Clapp
Richard & Diana Alsterberg
Betty & Jerry Batchelder
Eileen Bischoff
Michael & Ana Makabali
Peter & Rita Cary
Marilyn & Robert Marchant
Donald & Nancy LaFave
Bruce & Betsy Cotter
Kathleen & Stephen Christo
Mimi & Chris Brett
Barbara Broderick
Alice Mansfield
Katherine & Michael McDonnell
Rebecca Mitchell & Ben Harris
Caroline Robinson
Joanne & Stephen Savarese
Nenita Penalba Ostman & Corey Ostman

Gifts $26 - $99
Neil & Debra Martin
Craig & Jean Wark
Joseph & Nicole Johnson
Samuel & Gloria Robinson
Bee & Robert Newman
Melanie McGrail
George & Ann Chaudoin
Susan & James Masterson
Ken Lanzillo
Michele Oneil
Kimberly Williams
Dennis & Mary Costich
Wake Robin Farm
Bertha & Bill Trently
Sherm Pridham
Dorothy Long
Barbara & John Ryden
Connie Gilman
Eileen Fitzgerald
Gary & Dure Alamed
Mark & Anne DeCarteret
Mark Ordung
Susanne & Juerg Burger-Egli
Allison & Anthony Casassa
Vic & Pat Collinino
Joseph Downey
Dave & Maria Emanuel
Gilbert & Charlene Gelineau
Don Hatch
Joseph & Nicole Johnson
Christina & Thomas King
Brigid Murray
Penny & Bob O'Sullivan
Cathy & Ryan Rickarby
Murray Segal & Janice Wayne
Thomas Shealy
Mark & Sharon Sykas
George & Deborah Long
Richard & Lynne Mousseau
Jin Feng Zou & Gou Chun Zheng
James & Susan Rogers

Gifts $1 - $25
Theresa Brown
Eric & Julee Katzman
Kurt & Maria Goepfert
Mark & Ann Sapcoe
Janet & Tim Cushing
Diane Yeadon
Thomas & Elizabeth Finn
Stephen Nassoura
Jennifer Benn
Barbara Whyte
C. J. Rogers
Denise Chandler
Lebaron Barker
John Bunker & Jennifer Kinsey-Bunker
Karla & Peter Menger
Mary Joan Wright
J. Freeze
Edith & Raymond Fournier
Joan & Thomas Gough
Shelley & Greg Blood
Kathryn McQueeney
Karen & James Keyes
Joseph & Ellen Bernard
Henry & Florence Whicher
Tedd Tramaloni & Denise LaPointe
Teddy & Oliver Smith
Ross McDougall
William & Carolyn Bigwood
Ruth & Donald Meeves
Spectacle Learning Media
Gerald & Kathleen Dexter
Mary Hardiman
Sheryl & Peter Mella
Constance Brawders
Patrick Abrami
Dale & David Brush
Patricia & Alan Contois
Ada Dolloff
Mary Donovan
Patty & Steve Horlacher
Linda & Bruce Johansson
Anne Journeay
Christine Knapp
Michele & Eric Reeve
Velda Ruffner
Mary Smyk
Dena & Jeffrey Stern
Terry & Pamela Phair
Catherine Marcoux
James & Heather Vivenzio
Carole Flis
Kenneth Clark
Michele McCann-Corti
Michael & Martha Rowe
Gil's Stratham Auto Center
Mary Scheifele
Richard & Catherine Swett
**Many others have also given in-kind donations, anonymous cash donations, their time and hard work to make this project a success

Join the FUNdraising Committee

We have lots of events to plan and people to talk to, and you can help. Our fundraising committee meets monthly to plan ways to reach our goal of $70,000.00. You could help out with a specific event, help us spread the word about Library expansion needs, or work on the capital campaign. Get in touch with Murray Segal, Fundraising Committee Chairperson and Library Trustee at 778-0653, or e-mail, and find out how you can participate.

Next Meeting:  TBD