Ways To Support


Contributions to The Library Foundation help strengthen collections, expand programs, and enhance services. A strong public library system is the foundation upon which a community can preserve the past, empower lives today, and build for the future. There are many ways to support The Library Foundation and the goals of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  Please select the one that is right for you.  Please call The Library Foundation at 513-369-3173.


Make your contribution online

Your tax-deductible gifts to The Library Foundation help to enhance the services and collections of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Befriend a Branch

Befriending or “adopting” a branch is a great way to connect with your neighborhood library.  For more information on Befriend a Branch Donations, click here.

memorial & Tribute donations

Pay tribute to relatives, special friends, and others with a gift in their honor.  For more information on Memorial & Tribute Donations, click here.

honor with books

This program offers a distinctive way to acknowledge someone who has made a difference in your life while at the same time supporting the Library.  For more information on Honor with Books Donations, click here.

pet memorials

The Pet Memorial Fund is a lasting way of remembering a beloved pet.   For more information on Pet Memorial Donations, click here.

donate by mail

If you would like to donate with a check, you can download the donation form to mail with your contribution.

gifts of stock

The Library Foundation gladly accepts gifts of stock.

bequests & Planned giving

You can include The Library Foundation in a will or trust, helping to secure the future of our Library.

charitable ira rollover

Take advantage of an IRA charitable rollover or qualified charitable distribution as an opportunity to support The Library Foundation.

CHARITABLE gift annuity

This gift planning method allows you to make a special gift to help support The Library Foundation and receive both a tax deduction and reliable annual income.

kroger community rewards

Include The Library Foundation (#83796) as your Community Rewards Organization.

amazon smile

Support The Library Foundation while shopping at Amazon.com.