Gifts and Memorials
Monroe County library users owe a debt of gratitude to the many friends, neighbors, and businesses who support public Library services and facilities by donating their volunteer time, money, books and materials to the Library System and its branches.
The Library System welcomes Gifts and Memorial Donations for any or all of the following purposes:
Donations of used books and videos: Please contact your closest branch and ask if they are accepting donations. New fiction, paperbacks, and non-fiction are always welcome. Textbooks, condensed books, musty books or those in poor condition are not accepted.
Cash Donations: Undesignated gifts are added to a library Endowment Reserve to help fund major projects or acquisitions. Click here for the printable form.
Bequests: Designating the Library in your will is a wonderful way to leave a lasting gift to the Community.
Memorial Contributions When a family member or close friend passes away, memorial contributions to the Library can be used to purchase books for the collection or other items. Book plates acknowledging the memorial are placed in each book and the family of the deceased is notified of the donation.
Major bequests and memorial contributions have helped finance branch library construction, expansion, and renovation.
Support for Branch Libraries and Special Projects: Gifts can be made to support programs or projects for specific branch libraries or special projects.
The Library maintains a wish list of items and projects for which donations are being sought.
How to Donate
Seven Ways You Can Support the Monroe County Library System
Gifts and cash donations can be made at any branch library or can be mailed.
Click here for the printable form.
For more information, contact the Library Business Office 734-241-5277 or your local branch librarian.
Monroe County Library System Wish List
The Library System and its Branches would welcome contributions to support the following projects:
Black History Month Blues Festival
The Library System's Annual Black History Month Blues Festival celebrates its 18th Anniversary in 2005. The series has been nationally recognized by the Rhythm & Blues Foundation and received a showcase of Excellence Award in 1996 from the Michigan Library Association. We are grateful to past contributors and sponsors. Please contact us for information about supporting or sponsoring future events. Your donation will help guarantee its ongoing success. Call the Library during business hours at (734) 241-5277 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bedford Friends of the Library Projects
The Bedford Friends of the Library has a list of goals for the Bedford Branch and welcomes your membership and your support.