Giving OpportunitiesPartner with the Shelby County Public Library and help provide the community with resources that promote lifelong learning. All charitable contributions are tax deductible and provide funding for the SCPL collection, services, and programs.
Financial donations may be designated to any of the following areas: Direct Donations, Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, Memorials, or Planned Giving. SCPL also gladly accepts donations of items such as books and audiovisual materials.
Your support is deeply appreciated.
Direct DonationsAny donations alotted to the general SCPL fund will be used effectively to improve the library's facility or resources.
As stated in the Shelby County Public Library’s Collection Development Policy: “Any materials donated to the library legally and physically become the permanent property of the Library. Records of family and local history also become the permanent property of the Library. Files may be digitized and included in an online database.”
Library FoundationThe library is part of a permanent endowment (est. in 1986) that assists and helps fund library development. The Foundation Board meets twice a year and depends on contributions to raise funds.
Friends of the LibraryBecome involved with the Friends of the Library and help bring programs and projects which fall outside the usual budget to the library. Proceeds directly help with the Christmas Tea and other special events.
MemorialsHonor a loved one or friend with a memorial contribution. A commemorative bookplate will be placed in library material. You may request to have bookplates placed in a specific subject of material.
Planned GivingHelp ensure the library remains functional and technologically advanced. Planned giving includes estate gifts and current gifts that may be in the form of a will, charitable trust, or life insurance.
Donations of ItemsBring books, audiovisual materials, and other items that you wish to donate to the main circulation desk. Library staff will help unload if assistance is needed. These gifts will be used in the SCPL collection or will be placed in the Friends of the Library booksales.
We've created an Amazon wishlist for things that we would like to have in the library's collection. Purchase a gift that will serve the whole community! WISHLIST...
Checks may be made payable to the 'Shelby County Public Library' or 'Friends of the Library' and dropped off at the main circulation desk or mailed to: