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The Otsego County Library is a vital community resource. Now more than ever, area residents are turning to the Library for access to computers and training, educational childrenís programming, research assistance, statewide collections and other critical services. In recent years, the Library has experienced growth in usage while funding levels have not kept pace, making it difficult to maintain the levels of service that earned us the State Librarianís Award of Excellence.

Current economic conditions present many challenges, but with your help our community library can continue the programs and services that impact the lives of area residents of all ages. The State of Michigan recognizes the importance of its libraries by providing special tax incentives for charitable contributions made directly to a public library or to a Library Fund in a community foundation.


A direct gift to the Otsego County Library qualifies for a tax credit on your Michigan income taxes as a Public Contribution Credit on Schedule 2, Line 2 in the year in which the contribution was made.

Checks should be made out to the Otsego County Library and mailed to 700 S. Otsego Avenue, Gaylord, MI 49735.

MasterCard, Visa, Discover and AmericanExpress card donations can be accepted through a government payment service at:
Our location code is 5934.
A $3.50 minimum or 3.5% processing fee will be added.

The Library Fund under the Otsego County Community Foundation (OCCF) was established to help ensure that Library customers have access to services now and into the future. As a 501(c)(3) entity, the OCCF acts as the steward of endowed contributions to the Library, preserving the original gift and using only the interest earned each year for support of library services and programs. Donations to endowment funds qualify for a Community Foundation Credit on Schedule 2, Line 3. For more information on how to contribute to the libraryís endowed fund, click here to visit the Otsego County Community Fund website.


Married donors, who file jointly, can receive a 50 percent tax credit of up to $200 on a gift of $400; a single person can receive a $100 tax credit on a gift of $200. All contributions are eligible for the federal charitable deduction.

Michigan businesses have the potential to receive up to a $5,000 tax credit (not to exceed 5% of total Single Business Tax) on a gift of $10,000.

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Last updated 12/08/10

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