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The Mark Twain Library is a public Association library, founded by Mark Twain himself as a gift to the Redding community. He insisted on a public/private partnership, and today that relationship remains. While the town of Redding provides an annual grant to cover a portion of the Library’s operating costs, the remainder is raised through our fundraisers, and through the generosity of our Library Friends.

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vibrant and relevant community resource!
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Annual Appeal / Friends of the Mark Twain Library

Contributions to the Annual Appeal are accepted at any time during the year to help fund our collections, programs, and services, as well as the general operation of the Library. Every gift, regardless of size, is welcomed and needed! Those who make a gift become both a “Friend of the Library,” and a member of the Mark Twain Library Association for the twelve months following the date of their donation. As a member of the Association, a donor will receive an invitation to the Library’s annual meeting in June, and an invitation to purchase tickets to the Library’s Art Show Preview Party in December.

The Mark Twain Library Leadership Society

The Mark Twain Library Leadership Society is an esteemed group of caring individuals, families and organizations who have made a commitment to the future of the Mark Twain Library with the collective gifts of $10,000 or more.

  • The Connecticut Yankee Court ($10,000 to $25,000)
  • Huckleberry Finn Club ($25,000 to $50,000)
  • Jean Clemens Circle ($50,000 to $100,000)
  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens Society ($100,000 and above)

Become a member of the Stormfield Society – Bequests to the library

The Stormfield Society has been founded to recognize those who, like Mark Twain, have made plans for a legacy gift to The Mark Twain Library.

The Stormfield Society welcomes those who would like to contribute to the Mark Twain Library through their estate plans. This society welcomes those who would like to continue this legacy and contribute to the Mark Twain Library through their estate plans. If the library is already in your estate plan, please let us know so we recognize you as member of the Stormfield Society. For more information please contact Library Director, .

Tribute Gifts

Honor someone with a donation to the Library by making a gift to recognize a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion. You can donate to the Mark Twain Library in someone’s name and we will send a letter explaining your thoughtful and creative gesture. It’s a win – win – win – for the gift giver, the recipient, and of course, for your library. And just think – you don’t have to wrap it! Books or other materials (including audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs) will be affixed with a bookplate. This is a wonderful option for end-of-year teacher gifts and presents for those who “have everything”!

Memorial gifts

Gifts in Memory of a loved one are also fitting tributes. Books or other materials may be designated, and the Library will provide acknowledgement to the honoree or family of the person memorialized.

Library Wall of Donors Plaque

Donors who make a gift of $1000 or more will truly become a part of the Mark Twain Library -- as the recipient of a named, engraved plaque on the Mark Twain Library’s wall of donors. Upon receipt of the donation, instructions will be sent asking how you would like us to engrave the plaque.

Gifts of Time

The Library holds three annual fund-raising events: the Frog Frolic in early May; the Book Fair in late summer; the Puddn'head Prize and Festival in September; and the Art Show Party and Exhibition in early December. Click on any event to learn more about supporting these fundraisers; or contact us about other volunteer opportunities at the Mark Twain Library.

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Our Development Chair, would be happy to provide assistance or additional information regarding donations to the Library. You may contact the library at 203-938-2545.

The Mark Twain Library Association is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts are fully deductible under federal tax regulations. The Mark Twain Library is eligible for corporate matching grants.

It was his dream. It is your library. Thank you for keeping his dream alive!