Private donations have become an increasingly important way to support our local library. Funding gets tight, money has to be stretched further and costs go up. Donations and memorials of all sizes have been given to the library over the years, and all are much appreciated. Our books on CD collection has largely been developed by using private donations. Donations can be publicly recognized or can be given anonomously. They also can be given for a specified purpose, or left to the discretion of the library director and the library board.