Support our Library. Please make your gift to support the free programs, resources, and services the Atheneum offers our island community. Thank you to ALL who have already supported our library with a gift this year!!

We rely on the support of our donors for 75% of our operating budget.

Thank you for supporting your public island library.

Athena Circle

$25,000 and above

$25,000 covers the cost of the annual CLAMS subscription for one year.

Director’s Circle

$10,000 to $24,999

$10,000 provides one year of professional development for Atheneum staff.


$5,000 to $9,999

$5,000 provides six months of Puppets, Toddler Time, and Music classes for the Weezie Children’s Library.


$2,500 to $4,999

$2,500 provides book and media delivery service to homebound individuals for one year.


$1,000 to $2,499

$1,000 covers the monthly cost of the Mango subscription. Learn a new language from anywhere!


$500 to $999

$500 provides one month of OverDrive – offering ebooks and audiobooks to patrons near and far.


$1 to $499

$100 provides one month of video conferencing for library patrons and staff.

Thank YOU for your support!

Your gifts are 100% tax deductible. No goods or services will be received in exchange for your gift.

The Nantucket Atheneum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Contributions are deductible to the full extent of applicable tax regulations. Advice from your tax and legal advisors is recommended.

“It’s easier to take than to give. It’s nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime.”

Joan Marques