Crown Point Community Library

Giving

 

This year has been filled with challenges, but the Crown Point Community Library
continues to adapt to meet the needs of our community
.

When COVID-19 forced schools, libraries, and most businesses to shut down earlier this year, library staff developed new ways to provide traditional services to the community to keep them connected to their love of reading, access the Internet, and attend library programs virtually. Our curbside services and online resources have expanded to meet the interests and needs of our community:

  • Offered contactless curbside service at both locations.
  • Offered one-on-one reference assistance by phone.
  • Extended free WiFi access to the parking lot areas at both locations.
  • Facilitated an online system to process new library cards, updated expired cards, or assigned pin numbers for community members.
  • Expanded online access for all digital resources. 
  • Created an eLearning Resource guide to assist schools and teachers.
  • Produced virtual programming videos, for all ages, including curbside take & make activity bags.
  • Offered curbside computer carts equipped with internet access, printing, scanning, and copying capabilities.
  • Acquired new digital resources: Creativebug, TumbleMath, TeenBook Cloud, and AudioBookCloud.
  • Provided outreach materials to senior living centers.

In addition, our Friends of the Library would like to thank the community for supporting their organization throughout the year and attending their recent book sales.  As a special benefit, they have extended the membership, for their current members,  through 2021.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding in these unusual times. 

Please support your Library!

Your donation of any amount will allow the Library to continue to enhance
services to improve the quality of lives and create a stronger community.


How the CARES Act Impacts Charitable Giving for 2020

The federal coronavirus stimulus included changes to charitable giving and the new universal deduction, for 2020, provides incentives for both individuals and corporations by increasing the available deductions on qualified charitable contributions.

New Deduction Available: Up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) in annual charitable contributions. This is available only to people who take the standard deduction (for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions). It is an “above the line” adjustment to income that will reduce a donor’s adjusted gross income (AGI), and thereby reduce taxable income. A donation to a donor-advised fund (DAF) does not qualify for this new deduction.

New Charitable Deduction Limits: As part of the bill, individuals and corporations that itemize can deduct much greater amounts of their contributions. Individuals can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 AGI (up from 60% previously). Corporations may deduct up to 25% of taxable income, up from the previous limit of 10%.

For more information visit https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-the-cares-act-changes-deducting-charitable-contributions.

This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. Please consult an attorney or tax advisor for advice on your individual situation, including both federal and state tax laws.





Give By Mail:

Print the donor form and mail to:

Crown Point Community Library
Attn: Giving
122 North Main Street
Crown Point, Indiana 46307

Forms also available at the library.


 

  • Crown Point

    Temporary Hours

    Monday -Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 12 - 5 p.m.
    Sunday: Closed

    122 North Main Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307

    219.663.0270



    Question about the website? Email:webmaster@crownpointlibrary.org

  • Winfield Branch

    Temporary Hours

    Mon., Wed. & Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    10771 Randolph St
    Crown Point, IN 46307

    219.662.4039

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