Donation Center

The Memphis Library Foundation enhances the Memphis Public Library through private funding and we need your help! While there are many options to support, your time, talent and financial contributions are needed on an on-going basis.

Just click on the “Donate” link to your right, and make your year-end gift today! But of course, donations are accepted throughout the year.


AmazonSmileThroughout the year, when shopping on Amazon, 0.5% of your purchase price may be donated to the Memphis Library Foundation, by shopping/choosing us via this link.


CFGM WWL_WTG_ComboLogoWe have recently joined The Community Foundation for a Greater Memphis’ new endeavor to help citizens understand Memphis better and invest in nonprofits that are improving their community. and are a pair of new websites launching soon, and the Memphis Library Foundation will be a featured nonprofit organization to give to. More to come!


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Attend Events – – The Memphis Library Foundation holds a few events per year, which is another FUN way to contribute and get involved with the Library. In 2015, the first Party in the CLOUD event was held, allowing adults to experience a space normally exclusive to teens. Read more here.


CKB-Color-LogoOur annual Corporate Knowledge Bowl, in September, when corporations compete to become “The Smartest Company in Memphis.” International Paper took that title in 2015, and we’re gearing up to see who takes it in 2016. Read more by clicking here.


Planned Giving – – Another option is with long term plans, to make a long-lasting impact. Consider the Memphis Library Foundation in your will or estate plan. Here are a few options…

  • Designate a specific amount or a specific percentage of your estate as a gift to the Memphis Library Foundation.
  • Name the Memphis Library Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
  • Designate part or all of an IRA or retirement plan account to the Memphis Library Foundation.
  • Designate your bequest as an endowment that will support the Library on an annual and on-going basis.

Wills trust estate planning

Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to: reduce income, gift, and estate taxes; secure a source of cash flow for the rest of your life; and/or reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes.

Please let us know if you have already made a provision for us in your will, or any of the above options.

Support the Memphis Public Library so that we can continue to enlighten individuals, support families, and empower our community. Make a one-time contribution today, talk to us about an on-going gift, or lend your time and talent as a volunteer.

Your support, at whatever level, helps!

Please consider a financial donation today, by clicking here.

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