an opportunity to give hours of enjoyment to others while preserving the memory of a special person and honoring someone you
may request a Book Endowment or donation for the cost of a single book in the name of a person to any of the Libraries in the Orange County Library System.
A book plate will be placed in each book imprinted with the name of the person in whose honor or memory the book is given.
We will also include the name of the donor(s). If you choose, you may suggest subjects for book choices that would be
A Book Endowment or Gift as a tribute
can help salute a retiring club officer, mark a birthday or anniversary, or thank a business or a friend for a special service.As
a memorial, a Book Endowment or Gift is a fitting expression of sympathy and a lasting tribute that continues a person’s
influence in the community.
a Monetary Donation
Monetary donations of all sizes are always welcome, appreciated and tax-deductible!
Stop by to donate in person or donate online now via PayPal.
Book Endowments provide
in perpetuity worthwhile books for the Library. For a minimum amount of $300.00, every year a new book will be added
to the Library's collection in recognition of the person or occasion for which the endowment was made or as the donor specifies.
Your gift will endow the Library’s collection yearly beginning a year after the endowment is created.
With each Book Endowment, a letter from the President of the Friends of the
Library will be sent to the person honored or the family of the person memorialized as designated by the donor. Each
gift will be recognized in a Friends of the Library publication. Book Endowments may be established by an individual
or a group. Each donor will receive a letter of acknowledgement for this tax-deductible contribution.
Books as Gifts
With a smaller
monetary donation, you may give the gift of a book or books to the Library. A letter from the Library Director will
be sent to the person you wish to be informed of the gift.
amount is not mentioned. Books as gifts are tax deductible
For more information about Book Endowments and
Books as Gifts, please call 407-835-7496 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate Your Used Books
Any book donated to the Library which is not placed
in the Library’s collection, plus books donated specifically for book sales, are made available to the public in the
Friends of the Library bookstore. Donations may be dropped off at any library location. Recycling gently used
books into the reading community is one of the Friends’ major projects.
Most books are welcomed as
gifts. The Library cannot use science, medical or technology books which we deem to be dated, textbooks, Reader's
Digest Condensed books, or materials in certain subject areas which may be dated or in certain formats which may not be considered
able to be sold in our bookstore. Such materials may not be accepted by the Library as a donation. Other materials which may
be refused are materials which have a musty smell, show signs of mold or infestation, or are damaged. Certain locations may
be unable to accept donations at particular times due to space considerations. In such situations staff will recommended the
nearest location at which materials may be accepted.