Donating Books

If you interested in donating books, just drop them into our Donation Case in the main Lobby, located to the left of the Circulation Desk.  Donated books may be added to the Library’s collection or sold on the Friends of the Elmwood Park Public Library book sale shelf. Book sale profits help the Friends support Library programs, collections, and events. Unused or unsold donations will be recycled through a service that also generates revenue for the Library.

Giving Tree

Giving Tree

The Giving Tree, located in the main lobby, is a way to provide donors an opportunity to commemorate people or events in a unique and lasting way.  We invite you to inscribe a Leaf or Acorn on our Giving Tree. Just fill out the form and return it to the Circulation Desk with your payment.

Book Plates

If you would like to honor or memorialize a special person or event, donors can also request a Book Plate. You can donate a specific book or funds for staff to purchase a book in a specific subject category. If interested, please ask at the Circulation Desk for more information.

Other Donations or Partnerships

Of course, we are also happy to accept cash donations, or develop partnerships with organizations or individuals that is mutually beneficial to the Library, residents and community organizations or businesses.

Please read our Donation Policy or contact the Library Director at 708.395.1230 for more information.

Thank you for considering the Library!

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