Author Richard Munson will discuss his latest book, Tesla: Inventor of the Modern. Drawing together details from letters, notebooks and other primary sources, the book reveals the personal life and mindset of an underappreciated genius--a man who drew up designs for the Internet, cell phones and wireless charging a century before their common use. His story is a reminder that technology can transcend the marketplace and that profit is not the only motivation for invention.
The library’s very beginning as an association library in 1910 was made possible by the generous support and monetary donations of Caroline Baldwin Babcock and a group of like-minded Hudson residents.
A gift to the library will add to this tradition and is an investment in the future of Hudson community and its citizens.
Through planned giving, you have the ability to receive tax benefits. You can give to the library in many different ways:
For additional information about these Planned Giving options, visit the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations website. #24 Planned Giving: What You Need to Know
You can give any amount. Every gift to the library, regardless of size, impacts our community. Gifts can be directed toward one of the following funds:
Arts & Humanities
Local & National History
Children’s Authors & Illustrators
Any gift of $5,000 or more allows you an opportunity to establish a named fund in your name or the name of a loved one.
Tribute Gift Envelopes are available for contributions given in memory of a family member/friend or in recognition of a celebration event. The Tribute Gift Envelopes are found on site at the library and on the Donation page of the library’s website.
Gifts can specify areas for the library, such as additional programming, speaker series, expanded collection in a specified topical area, etc.
Gifts of any amount are always valued and allow library staff to enhance current offerings at the library.
Gifts of equipment, trees/landscaping, artwork, real estate and services useful to the library are greatly appreciated.
The library reserves the right to refuse any gift that is not consistent with its mission.
The Hudson Library and Historical Society is committed to long-term relationships with donors and handle donor information with care and confidentiality. Donors’ names and address information will be collected with each contribution but personal information will not be shared with third parties. Also, if you wish to have your contribution remain anonymous, your wishes will be respected.
We are happy to discuss your legacy of giving with you or with your professional advisors. If you would like more information regarding the giving options, please contact E. Leslie Polott, Executive Director of the Hudson Library by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (330) 653-6658.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
The Hudson Library and Historical Society is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, and donations to the library are tax deductible to the extent allowed by applicable law.