Amazon Customers – Support the library while you shop!!

AmazonSmile customers can now support The Deposit Free Library Association in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
  4. If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.

Support the Library by Shopping at smile.amazon.com

Support the library whenever you shop online.  When you shop at AmazonSmile instead of Amazon, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to The Deposit Free Library Association.  The site looks and navigates just like the regular Amazon site.  Help the library and get a great deal at the same time!  Use this link to support the library today!

smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Felectronicsgiftfinder%3Fie%3DUTF8%26pldnSite%3D1&ein=15-0583599

Proposition for Deposit Free Library Funding on School Ballot

When Deposit School District voters receive their paper ballots for this year’s budget vote, they will notice an extra proposition from the Deposit Free Library. In addition to voting on the 2020-21 school budget and bus purchases, voters will be given the opportunity to decide on an increase in financial support for our local library.

We have posted lots of pertinent information in the drop down menus at the top of this page under the heading: 2020 School District Vote Information.

We consciously made the choice not to go back to the voters for annual increases, as many libraries do because we didn’t want the taxpayers to feel we were constantly asking for more money. However, in addition to rising costs, the library has lost two regular sources of income: Broome County stopped funding our library in 2018 and the BOOKS program, begun by Senator Thomas Libous many years ago, has been eliminated. The library is proposing an increase from $55,000 to $65,000 a year.

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned everything upside down. We would like the public to know that plans for this proposition were put into place many months before the pandemic hit. We had planned to hold a public meeting to answer any questions from voters. Unfortunately, that could not happen. Anyone with questions is invited to call the library at 467-2577 and leave a message or email de.deborah@4cls.org. Our director, Deb Stever, or any board member would be happy to answer your questions.

Please know we are making every effort to be ready to open as soon as we receive the ok from the state/county government. We thank you in advance for your continued support during this uncertain time.