library love1 400wThere are many ways and reasons to donate to the Library:

  • Adopt-a-Book - Recognize a loved one by dedicating a book in their honor.
  • Giving Tree - Supporting the Library by putting your or someone else's name on a leaf or acorn of our Giving Tree.
  • Club Conti - Dance it up at our annual fundraiser.
  • Donate Books - Donate new or gently used books.
  • Monetary Donation - Show your love of the Library by supporting our collections, programs, technology, services, and building projects with a monetary donation.

Read below for more information. If you are interested in donating, please follow this link to donate online, print & use the PDF of the form below & turn it in to the Library, or contact us


Your support means the world to us. Any donation, big or small, can help support the Library in our efforts to serve the community.  Thank you!

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In addition to having a book plate, each title will be listed on our website.Our Adopt-a-Book programs allows you the opportunity to share the interests of loved ones by dedicating books that celebrate their personalities, honor milestones, or commemorate their lives.

Fill out the donation form to tell us the reason for celebration, as well as the interests of the one being honored. We will choose books to add to the collection that represent your loved one, and will place a memorial plate inside the book to commemorate the person. 


Take a look at some of the books that have been purchased as gifts, dedications, or to honor someone special:



Giving Tree

The Giving TreeMake your mark on the Library.  Add to our shared history and growing future by adding to the Library's Giving Tree.

Fill out the donation form to purchase a leaf, acorn, or mini tree.  Tell us what name or message to inscribe, and then your contribution will be added to our Giving Tree on display in the lobby of the Library.



Donating Books

book sale2 400w*Please note that during our phased reopening of the Library we are not  accepting book donations. Thank you for your patience & understanding.

If you are interested in donating your gently used 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.



Club Conti Annual Fundraiser

We are disappointed to announce that our annual Club Conti fundraiser has been cancelled for September 2020. We have fond memories of the costumes, music, food, and fun at our previous events and wanted to share some of our favorite photo booth memories.

We are very grateful for your past support, which funded the remodeling of our Kids & Teens programming room (The Imaginarium). We are looking forward to when we can begin planning events again and get your ideas on the next theme.

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