Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library
Sanford Maine ♦ 207.324.4714

Giving Opportunities

Planned Giving LogoLouis B. Goodall Memorial Library gratefully accepts gifts to support library services, to improve the building and grounds, and to increase its endowments.

Gifts can take several different forms - please consider how you might plan your giving to prove advantageous to both you and the library. For more information, please contact the Library Director, Jacqueline McDougal.

Why Donate? Cash contributions are a quick and easy way to support the library, and are tax deductible. Your cash donation will be put to use immediately toward library services, materials, and programs.

You can contribute online:

Or you can mail or drop off a check, payable to:

Gifts of Securities

Bequests

Living Trusts

Gifts of Retirement Plans

Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of Life Insurance

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Gifts of Tangible Items

Other giving options

Past and Future

The library building was erected in 1937 as a memorial to Louis B. Goodall by his daughter and son-in-law, Lela and Harvey Thornburg. It was presented to the Town of Sanford provided that it be forever kept and maintained as a library by the inhabitants therein.

This continued the tradition of public library service which started in 1898 with the formation of the Sanford Library Association. (Read more...)

Our commitment to the community continues by providing services geared to the needs and wants of library patrons.

As computer technology advances we provide the up-to-date hardware and software expected in a modern library.

We offer cultural, educational and entertainment programs for both children and adults, and we continue to serve the literary needs of the community.

The Town of Sanford, which funds about ninety percent of our operating expenses, has had to cut our appropriation in recent years due to economic pressures that have been felt statewide.

Your gift to Goodall Library will help ensure the future of this cherished community institution.


National Register

Goodall Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Louis Bertrand Goodall
(1851-1935)

Louis B. Goodall

- Son of Thomas Goodall
- Member of Congress (1917-21)

For complete biography, see Maine Memory Network.

Photo courtesy of Sanford Springvale Historical Society.

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Last update: 6 Oct 2012

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