Giving Tree

The 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.


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.

Donating Books

If you are interested in donating books, you may drop them off in the donation bin 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. Please note that donations to the Library are tax-deductible and while staff can provide you with a donation receipt, we cannot determine a value to the donation.

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