Capital Campaign for Building Project

Imagine that You can Help Make this Happen

Together we can make the dream of a new Tilton Library become a reality. Your gift, through the Tilton Fund, is an investment in the future of the Deerfield region and those who call it home. There are many ways you can give…and all gifts are greatly needed and deeply appreciated!

To read more about the project history and see more of the design, CLICK HERE.

“Greenfield Savings Bank is proud to support the Tilton Library Capital Campaign.  The Tilton Library is creating an enhanced community treasure which will serve future generations. I’m excited that the renovation will ensure that the library meets the anticipated needs of the greater Deerfield community. Our region will benefit from this beloved institution for years to come.”

Thomas J. Meshako, CEO & President

THE COST: The project’s estimated cost is $12.3M.

THE FUNDING: The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) grant cuts that cost down to approximately $8M . The Tilton Fund’s capital campaign will decrease the amount the town must finance by $2M, bringing cost down to approx. $6M. There is a potential to get additional funding from Community Preservation Act (CPA) dollars, up to $1M.  And the library will get another state grant for being a LEED certified (energy efficient) design, in the amount of $100K.

The Tilton Fund has embarked on a capital campaign. To date, $827,000 has been raised toward the campaign’s  $2 million goal. These funds will further offset the cost of the project to Deerfield’s taxpayers. The more we raise, the less taxpayers have to pay! Scroll down to see how you can donate.

(Below is a partial listing of our donations. Please let us know if you don’t see your name listed.):

$100,000 and above
Anonymous (2)

$50,000 and above
Oakes Family Foundation
Elizabeth Odell
Joseph Savage

$25,000 – $49,999
Greenfield Savings Bank
Nancy & Gary Maynard
Bette & Bob Schmitt

$10,000 – $24,999
Friends of Tilton Library
Diane Kolakoski
Lisa & Jeff Peddar, Kylie and Casey Kittredge
Deborah Shriver
Dora Walters

$1,000 – $9,999
Rachel Blain & Andrew Chase
James Cambias & Diane Kelly
Lee & Richard Easton
Greenfield Cooperative Bank
Lorraine Hart & Cheryl Patterson
Erika Higgins Ross & Jon Ross
Tinka Lunt
Nancy Sadoski
Marjorie Shearer
Linda Sinapi & Catherine Carulli
Cynthia Von Flatern
Ann & John Wood
Sara Woodbury & Sid Siff
Anonymous (2)

$500 – $999
David Kolakoski
David Lamb
Dorothy Milne
Lynn Rubinstein & Joe Shoenfeld
Carolyn Shores Ness & Eric Ness

Anthony Cappabianca & Midori Tabery
Julie Cavacco
Louise Chartier
Ann Mary Cloutier & David Potter
Karen Fitzpatrick & Bill Collins 
Patricia Karkut
Kathleen Lowry
Deb and Jay McQuillan
Eleanor Podlesney
Kelly Puchalski
Marge Michalski & Frank Schwerin
Roger Rhinehart & Linda Neas
Jim Smethurst & Carol Forney
Judith Solsken 
Elizabeth Sorenson
Mary Woodford Crran

You can help make this dream a reality by making a pledge or donation to the Capital Campaign. Simply CLICK HERE to visit the Tilton Fund page.

If you have questions, please email us at, and the library director or someone from the Tilton Fund will contact you.

NOTE: When donating to the Capital Campaign through the Tilton Fund PayPal account, please note in the “special instructions” box that this is for the capital campaign.  If mailing a check, please be sure to make the check out to The Tilton Fund, Inc., with a note that it is for the capital campaign. Thank you!

Online Auction (February 1 – March 1 2024)
Online Public Campaign (mid March through late April 2024)
“Taste of Deerfield” at Quonquont Farm (early May 2024)

The Tilton Library is a place of imagination, discovery, connectedness, and community. With your help, we can build this 21st Century Tilton Library which will serve the community for generations to come. Together, we can provide opportunities for people of all ages and all walks of life to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to have a better quality of life, and provide the resources to bring people together to build and strengthen our community. 
Thank you.