All of us cherish memories. We have a special fondness for remembering close friends and relatives. Often we show our appreciation for the privilege of friendship and family loyalty through gifts on special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. At those times we look for a special gift to tell that person how much we care.
Too frequently we suffer the loss of a close friend or relative. Upon such occasions our desire to remember becomes more acute, more immediate.
Rodman Library suggests that a gift to honor a friend upon a special occasion or to remember a friend or relative at the time of loss may be the gift of a book placed in the Library's collection. Such a memorial or honor book should be chosen to reflect a special interest of the person to whom it is dedicated. It is a gift which would be used and enjoyed by countless other friends in the community, creating an ever widening circle of recognition for the person being remembered.
A gift may be given to the Library in any amount the donor wishes. The Library will choose a book or books which fit the interest of the person being remembered or honored. It is the policy of the Library to spend gifts of money for useful books and materials which could not otherwise be afforded.
Each gift book will have a special bookplate which gives the name of the person to whom the book is dedicated and the name of the donor. Each gift is also listed on the Memorial and Gift Record Book list  on our Rodman Library website.
The Library will notify the person honored or, in the case of death, the surviving relatives.
Please print out the form below for gifts to Rodman Library. All gifts are tax deductible.
Print and Send To:
A gift in memory of or honor of_________________________________________
Amount of gift: ______________________________
(please make check or money order payable to Rodman Public Library)
Given By: ___________________________________
Additional donor: ____________________________
Please notify: _______________________________
Type of book: (Check one)
|____ Large print book||____ Children's book||____ Adult book|
Suggested subject areas: ___________________________________________________________________
Rodman Public Library’s commemorative brick campaign started in 2007. Through the succeeding years, many have contributed to the permanent display in our outdoor reading area in the children’s bird and butterfly garden courtyard. The contributions not only have provided a special outdoor reading area for the library, but also have assisted us with providing important services to our community. With your help, as an individual, a family, an organization, or a corporation, we can continue to do this.
The purchase of a commemorative brick offers a unique opportunity to honor a friend or relative. It is an opportunity to remember a graduation, birthday, anniversary, or any special event. Think of displaying your favorite book title, quotation or inscription that means something to you. Show your support as a local business that takes pride in its community. The possibilities for participation are endless.
To participate, simply print, fill out, and mail in the accompanying form  [PDF]. Additional forms are available in the Main Library, 215 East Broadway Street and at the Branch Library. For questions, call 330-821-2665.
Gifts and memorials donated to Rodman Library since October 1994 are searchable using the form below. You may search for the name of the person who gave the gift or the person for whom the gift was given. You may also search by a word of phrase in a title if you want to know the donation information.
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