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Gifts and Pledges as of February 25:  $1,097,077

We welcome your financial support, involvement, and comments.
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New Library Cost
Estimated Debt Schedule
Building Program
Library Comparisons
Operating Budget
Usage Statistics

The new Durham Public Library is an investment in the quality of life in our town, and a gift to future generations. The New Library Campaign goal of $900,000 has been surpassed (we are currently over $1 million) as the private share of the public-private partnership with the Town for a new facility. These funds will be added to the $1.2 million already given to the Trustees over the years specifically for a new library. All told, the Trustees and the community will contribute a total of $2.2 million toward the new library thus reducing the bond request as the Town's share of the project costs. Fundraising is continuing in earnest. Please be a part of making the long-awaited new library a reality.

We are making all of our campaign information available on this website, but if you have any questions please feel free to email the Campaign Committee at (email address).

  • Donations are tax-deductible and may be pledged and paid over three years by cash, check, securities, paid-up insurance, retirement assets, or credit card.
  • All donors will be recognized in a Book of Benefactors.
  • All gifts and pledges can be given as a tribute to a person you would like to honor or to perpetuate the memory of a loved one.
  • Donors of $2,500 and more, unless they prefer to remain anonymous, will be recognized in a prominent display in the new building.
  • Donors of $5,000 and more also may choose to designate their gifts to sponsor a room, area, or item in the new library.

Campaign Leadership

The Library Trustees wish to thank those individuals who have devoted so much time and effort in making the vision for the new library a reality. Their dedication to Durham's cultural, social, and intellectual enrichment is inspirational.


Doug Bencks, Chair
Robin Balducci, Treasurer
Sibylle Carlson, Secretary
Meridith Davidson
David Moore
Lisa Pfeiffer
Jenna Roberts, Vice Chair
Emily Smith
Ann Windsor
Art Young


Ann Windsor, Chair
Doug Bencks
Meridith Davidson
Jay Gooze
Phyllis MacKay
Roni Pekins
Susan Roman
Emma Rous
Bill Schoonmaker
Emily Smith
Doug Wheeler


Jenna Roberts
Art Young
Renee Vannata
Meridith Davidson


Jenna Roberts, Co-Chair
Art Young, Co-Chair
Richard Belshaw
Diana Carroll
Meridith Davidson
Sandy Evans
Katie Fiermonti
Doris Gianforte
Martie Gooze
Lisa Harling
Deborah Hirsch-Mayer
Maria Isaak
Anne Knight
Diane McCann
Dorothy Oliver
Anna Porter
Tracy Schroeder
Emily Slama
Nita Spidel
Robert and Elise Sullivan
Renee Vannata
Kate Webb
Nancy Kramer Webb
Peter Wolfe
Jerry Young
Pat Young

Doug Bencks
Warren Daniel
Katie Muth
Susan Roman
Carolyn Singer