There are many reasons to give to the Norfolk Public Library. The following information briefly describes several ways to give to your library that can also be tax-deductible. We are always happy to discuss options with you so that your gift can truly reflect the spirit in which it is given.
- Direct Donations
Donations can be made to any branch to purchase library materials, equipment, or to sponsor library programs.
- Memorial Contributions
Gifts in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one are welcomed. Contributions can be made to any branch to purchase library materials. Library staff will carefully select materials and a commemorative bookplate will be placed in each item.
- Donations of Materials
Books, audio-visual materials, and other items may be donated to any library location. Materials not used in the library's collection will be sold at library book sales. You may request a tax receipt stating the number of items donated.
- Donate Your Time and Skills
There are many rewarding volunteer opportunities to suit different interests within NPL that make a difference in the quality of life for residents and visitors. Become an NPL volunteer and start earning rewards today!
The Norfolk Public Library Foundation
There are two ways to give to the Foundation which was established approximately 10 years ago. When you contribute to one of the permanent endowment funds, you can feel secure that your gift will last forever because each contribution is placed in trust and only the interest earnings are used. Donations to the current needs fund will be used to fund current projects that will help Norfolk Public Library achieve excellence. A gift to the Norfolk Public Library Foundation will be a gift in perpetuity to support library services. It will help ensure quality libraries now and in the future while helping support the library's mission of creating a city of readers. Donate to the Norfolk Public Library Foundation.
The Friends of the Norfolk Public Library
The Friends are an enthusiastic group of library supporters who work hard to promote library services. A donation to the Friends will help support special library activities and programs, such as the Summer Reading Program. The Friends also accept book donations that may be added to the Library's collection or sold at the Used Book Sale to generate funds for library services, programs, and materials. Become a Friend of the Norfolk Public Library.