Buy a spine, help the new library

Jul 24, 2019

With the new North Dartmouth Library nearing completion, a new fundraising campaign is launching to help the library department move in. 

The Dartmouth Libraries are now accepting donations for a special permanent art installation which will bear the names of donors. 

It is a twist on the more traditional “buy-a-brick” donation system to recognize donors. Instead, the art installation will feature wooden book spines with messages from donors on each one.

Five donation levels are available. The Reader includes a 1.25-inch spine and one line of text for $100; Editor is 1.50 inches and one line of text for $250; Publisher is two inches and two lines of text for $500; Agent is 2.50 inches and two lines of text for $1,000; and Author is 2.75 inches and two lines of text for $1,000. Each line of text is 32 characters. 

Donation forms are available at the Southworth Library and North Dartmouth Library, or online at the library’s website, 

Completed forms may be sent to Southworth Library, 732 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth MA, 02748, to the attention of Lynne Antunes, Director of Libraries.

This article has been edited to reflect that it will be the Dartmouth Libraries accepting donations, not the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries.