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Memorial and Honor Book Program

The Board of Trustees of the Putnam County Library welcomes monetary donations to the library’s Memorial and Honor Book programs.

Donations of twenty-five dollars or more will have a book or books purchased for a specific library in the system. A bookplate with the person’s name who is being memorialized or honored will be put in the book. A permanent card will be placed in the library and a card will be sent to the family.

Donations between $10-$24 go to each library’s Memorial/Honor Fund. These monies accumulate and books are purchased from this fund. Books purchased with Memorial/Honor Fund monies do not have an individual’s name on the bookplate, but are designated as memorial or honor books with a generic bookplate. However, for each donation to the Fund, a permanent card will be placed in the library and a card will be sent to the family.

Donors may select whether they want their gift to be used for adults, children, large print, genealogy, reference or audiovisuals. The library staff will work with the donors giving over $25 to select a specific book to add to the library’s collection.

Books that are donated to the library are considered gifts and will not be added to the collection as memorial or honor books. Genealogy books or books on Tennessee maybe considered as memorials or honor books if they are not ready available. 

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