Support the Athenaeum

When the Athenaeum was dedicated in November of 1871, Edward T. Fairbanks described our institution as a “pioneer in its field” and “an inauguration of a new order of things.”

It continues to be our goal, as stewards of this legacy, to provide innovative learning opportunities for our community members.  The myriad of programs and services provided by the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum are made possible by the generosity of members, friends, volunteers, trustees, businesses and granting foundations and organizations.

Help us to continue to serve as a vital community anchor.  No gift is ever too small and your participation in our future is crucial to our success.  Thank you.

Library Membership

St. Johnsbury residents are eligible for a free library card.  Non-residents may purchase a one-year library card, including free admission to the Art Gallery, for $15.00.

The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund (January-December) raises the unrestricted financial support necessary to invest in programs and people.  The Annual Fund provides the resources to not just survive but thrive.  

Ask the Librarian Search our Library Email Us Support the Athenaeum Donate Now  Donate now to the Annual Fund.  You can also download the Annual Fund donor card and mail it to us with your donation.  Mail should be sent to 1171 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.

Your Annual Fund donation may also include:

A Memorial Gift

Donations in memory of someone may be designated as part of any contribution to the Athenaeum.

An Honor Gift

Donations in honor of someone may also be designated as part of any contribution to the Athenaeum. The honoree (or their family) will receive a note acknowledging this gift.

Friends of the Athenaeum

The Friends of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, our largest formal volunteer group, consists of people who wish to be more involved in the day-to-day activities of the institution.  The Friends of the Athenaeum meet monthly.  Many Friends volunteer at fundraising events or special projects, serve as staff for our bookstore Secondhand Prose, volunteer in the Library, or act as docents for tours in the Art Gallery.  This is a terrific opportunity to support the Athenaeum by donating your time, sharing your talents, and providing financial support.  Join us as part of the Athenaeum family.   Membership starts at $10.00.  Download a membership form.

Adopt an Author or Book

A favorite author may be "adopted" with the agreement that all books published by the "adopted" author (usually one per year) will be purchased by the sponsor, at library discount.    A favorite book may be "adopted" and added to our collection.  Inquire at the Front Desk for the Adopt an Author or Book form.

Last update: 1/14/15

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