Give the gift that will help each member of our community to reach their potential. To dream. To make a friend. To discover the joy of reading.
A donation to London Public Library, no matter the size, is a meaningful way to honour a teacher, a coach or a friend. If you are considering a year-end charitable gift, please know that your donation to London Public Library will have great impact in our community now and in future generations.
London Public Library matters more than ever. As the distance grows between those who have and those who have not, the Library acts as an equalizer. Our Library enriches the lives of everyone in our community, regardless of age or economic circumstance. Public libraries have the power to change lives. Donating to the London Public Library helps us to make this impact now and for future generations.
You may not be aware that your library is a registered charitable organization and relies on the support of donors for value-added programs, materials, services and spaces. Your gift to London Public Library helps the Library serve the community above and beyond what tax-based funding provides. Thanks to donations from individuals, businesses and foundations, the Library is able to:
A regular donation of your choice allows you to make a convenient and impactful gift and provides us with a stable form of support on which we can plan and build.
Planned gifts are a vital source of funding for the London Public Library, assuring the vitality of London’s library system for future generations. Your contribution will impact thousands of lives for many years to come.
The simplest way to make a planned gift to the Library is through your will or living trust, by naming London Public Library in your will as a beneficiary.
With a bequest in your will, you can create a future gift of a specific amount of money, an item of personal property or a percentage of your estate.
Bequests can also be arranged so that the Library will be given the remainder of your estate after all other bequests have been paid.
At London Public Library, we are always improving and planning for the future: the future of our library system and the future needs of our community.
We are always grateful for the generous gifts of our donors who Leave a Legacy to London Public Library.
For suggested bequest language, please click HERE.For a Gift of Securities transfer form please click HERE.
When a tribute gift is made, we send an acknowledgement to the honoree or family to let them know you are thinking of them.
Our tribute cards are also available at many local funeral homes.
London Public Library has always benefited from strong corporate support.
Whether companies are interested in making a significant gift to support programs and services, want to involve their employees in charitable giving or would like to encourage their customers to donate to London Public Library, we offer a wide range of giving opportunities.
Corporate sponsorship and support can take various forms.
A sponsorship of a London Public Library initiative will support a program, service or a special project that would not be possible without our community corporate sponsors.
A corporate partnership with London Public Library allows you to maximize your charitable giving and demonstrates your commitment to enriching and improving our community to your stakeholders.
Your Library is pleased to receive your donations of gently used books and other materials. Donated items may be added to our collection or may be directed to the Friends of the Library to sell at their Annual Book Sale or in the Library Store at the downtown Central Branch.
Small numbers of donations may be dropped off at any branch location. Please contact the Friends of the Library at 519-661-2448 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about donating larger volumes of materials.
Click HERE for more information.
A Book for Every Child® is an annual campaign during November and December organized by Library staff and The Friends of the London Public Library.
The books are distributed to children who otherwise would not own a book, through more than 40 area agencies serving families and children.
A Book for Every Child® promotes awareness of the importance of books in a child’s life, supports family literacy and has a direct and lasting impact on children in our community.
You may also donate books or make financial donations for book purchases year round. Click HERE for more information.
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