Support Your Library

For more than 100 years, Anderson Public Library has been improving the quality of life for the communities of Anderson and Lapel. Your contributions are used to provide funding for the collection, valuable services, and events.

The library will continue to flourish because of the generosity of taxpayers, volunteers, and donors. Here are ways you can support your library.

Ways to Donate

Give money

Your tax-deductible cash donation is always welcome. APL uses your generous contributions to purchase library materials, equipment, and educational programs.

Planned giving

Including APL in your estate is a wonderful way to help ensure a vibrant library for generations to come. Planned giving includes estate gifts and current gifts that may be in the form of a will, charitable trust, or life insurance.

Library Endowment Fund

The library is a part of a permanent endowment, located at the Madison County Community Foundation, through which a portion of its annual income will be used to fund library programs, events, services, and/or materials. A gift to the library's endowment is a gift in perpetuity to support library services.

Memorial contributions

Honor the memory of a loved one or friend through a gift to the library. Contributions may be made to the endowment or used to purchase library materials. For gifts of $25 or more, staff will carefully select materials and a commemorative bookplate will be placed in each item.

Donate items

Gently used books, DVDs, Blu-rays, games, and other items may be donated to any library location. Materials may be used in the library’s collection or put in the Friends of the Library sale. Bring your items to the front desk, and library staff will help unload donations if assistance is needed.

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