Dewey Decimal Donors

Surprise your neighbors, who may not know that beneath your subdued professional facade lies an expert on Javanese music. Shock your kids with your passion for leftist politics in the 1960’s! Remind your spouse of the impassioned poet you used to be, or how you once wanted to be a physicist!

Here’s how it works: Pick a section of the Dewey Decimal System (see below) that has special meaning to you (for example, Renaissance History or Pre-Columbian Art) and make a donation to the Friends of the Briarcliff Manor Public Library, Inc. in honor of your special interest. The Dewey Decimal System can be found below.

Your $5,000 donation will sponsor an entire “hundreds” section (such as all the 900’s – Geography and History), while your $1000 donation will sponsor a “tens” section (such as the 940’s – European History).

Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Gifts may not be counted toward both the Naming Opportunity Program and the Dewey Decimal Donor Program. The Friends reserves the right to overlap Dewey Decimal Donor gifts of “hundreds” sections with gifts of “tens” sections.

Dewey Decimal System 
000 Generalities

010 Bibliography
020 Library & Information Science
030 General Encyclopedic Works
040 Unassigned
050 General series & their indexes
060 General organizations & museology
070 News Media, journalism, publishing
080 General collections
090 Manuscripts & rare books
100 Philosophy and Psychology

110 Metaphysics
120 Epistemology, causation, humankind Donated
130 Paranormal phenomena, Occult
140 Specific philosophical schools
150 Psychology
160 Logic
170 Ethics (moral philosophy) Donated
180 Ancient, medieval, Oriental philosophy
190 Modern Western philosophy
200 Religion

210 Natural theology
220 Bible
230 Christian theology
240 Christian moral & devotional theology
250 Christian order & local church
260 Christian social theology
270 Christian church history
280 Christian denominations & sects
290 Other & comparative religions
300 Social Sciences

300 Sociology and anthropology
310 General statistics
320 Political science
330 Economics
340 Law
350 Public administration Donated
360 Social services; associations
370 Education Donated
380 Commerce, communications, transport
390 Customs, etiquette, folklore
400 Language

410 Linguistics
420 English & Old English
430 Germanic languages, German
440 Romance languages, French
450 Italian, Romanian languages
460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
470 Italic languages, Latin
480 Hellenic languages, Classical Greek
490 Other languages
500 Natural Sciences & Mathematics

510 Mathematics Donated
520 Astronomy & allied sciences Donated
530 Physics
540 Chemistry & allied sciences
550 Earth sciences
560 Paleontology, paleozoology Donated
570 Life Sciences Donated
580 Botanical Sciences
590 Zoological sciences Donated
600 Technology (Applied Sciences)

600 General technology
610 Medical sciences and medicine Donated
620 Engineering & allied operations Donated
630 Agriculture
640 Home economics & family living
650 Management & auxiliary services
660 Chemical engineering
670 Manufacturing
680 Manufacture for specific uses
090 Buildings
700 The Arts

710 Civic & landscape art
720 Architecture Donated
730 Plastic arts, sculpture
740 Drawing & decorative arts Donated
750 Painting & paintings (museums)
760 Graphic arts, printmaking & prints, postage stamps
770 Photography & photographs
780 Music Donated
090 Recreational & performing arts Donated
800 Literature & Rhetoric

810 American literature
820 English & Old English literature
830 Literatures of Germanic languages
840 Literatures of Romantic languages
850 Italian, Romanian literatures
860 Spanish & Portuguese literatures
870 Italic literatures, Latin
880 Hellenic literatures, classic Greek
890 Literatures of other languages
900 Geography & History

900 World History
910 Geography and travel Donated
920 Biography, genealogy, insignia
930 History of the ancient world
940 General history of Europe Donated
950 General history of Asia, Far East
960 General history of Africa
970 General history of North America
980 General history of South America
990 General history of other areas