Gifts and Donations

Monetary Donations

We accept monetary donations at the Library, 2400 S. Des Plaines Avenue, North Riverside, Illinois 60546. Or donate online here.


Donations of materials

We accept donations of books and other materials during normal business hours at the Library, 2400 S. Des Plaines Avenue in North Riverside. Pickup can be arranged by calling the Library at (708) 447-0869. If requested, the Library will provide an acknowledgement of how many books or other materials were donated. However, we cannot assign a monetary value to any donation. Although books or other materials are occasionally added to the collection, the majority of the donations the Library receives are given to the Friends of the Library for their semiannual used book sales and their perpetual book sale.


Memorial or Honor Books

A thoughtful way to remember someone special is to give a gift in that person’s name to the Library. Whether as a memorial or as a gift to celebrate an important event in someone’s life, your gift to the Library will keep on giving. Not only will it be a lasting tribute but it also will benefit the people of the community. If you would like your donation to be used for a book, you may suggest subject areas of interest to the person being honored. A bookplate will be placed in each book giving the name of the person in whose name or memory the book is being given and the name of the donor. The donor’s name will be withheld upon request. Gifts to the Library are tax deductible and you will be sent an acknowledgement of your gift. The Library also will send an announcement to the person or people you wish to be informed.


Bequests

Making a bequest to the North Riverside Library Foundation in your will allows you to participate in the future of the Library. The Library Foundation is a 501-C-3 not-for-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Illinois. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is suggested that you consult with your attorney when considering making a bequest.