Sturgis Library is a private, independent public library, one of seven village libraries in the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts. We receive only 46% of our funding through the Town; we must raise the rest of our funds through private donations, grants, bequests, and other gifts.

The library accepts donations of cash, securities, and property.

Donate to our Annual Fund


By clicking on the DONATE NOW button, you can make a one-time or recurring donation to our Annual Fund.  The Annual Fund supports operations — including purchases of library materials, funding for programs and events, building maintenance, salaries, supplies, utilities, and more.   You may also donate by writing a check, payable to the Sturgis Library, and sending it to: Sturgis Library, Attention Lucy Loomis, Library Director, PO Box 606, Barnstable, MA 02630.

Make a memorial or honorary donation

Click here to make a donation in memory of or in honor of a special friend, relative, or other important person in your life.

Donate your used vehicle to the Library

Donate your used car, truck, boat, motorcycle, trailer, camper, or other vehicle to Sturgis Library and get a tax donation!

CLICK HERE to learn more about our vehicle donation program.

Become a Corporate Donor

Corporate Donors are local businesses who have pledged to support the Library for $300 or more for 3 or more years.  We feature the framed logos of our Corporate Donors in our lobby, and encourage our patrons and visitors to visit these local businesses and thank them for their support of Sturgis Library.  The following businesses are currently supporting the Library.

If you are interested in becoming a corporate donor, please contact Lucy Loomis, Library Director, at 508-362-8448 or

There are many additional ways to support Sturgis Library

  • Talk to your employer about Employer Matching Contributions
  • Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Donate to the Library’s Preservation Fund to help preserve our historic building and archival collections
  • Give a gift of stocks or bonds
  • Leave a bequest to the Sturgis Library in your will
  • Give a gift of property
  • Donate books and other library materials
  • Donate historic materials to our archives and special collections
  • Give items or time to our fundraising events
  • Become a volunteer

For more information on supporting the Sturgis Library, please contact Lucy Loomis, Library Director, at (508) 362-8448 or by email at

Expert advice is critical to a successful giving plan. Please consult with your lawyer or financial advisor before donating.