Support your Library

Library Foundation

The Charles City Public Library Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that was formed specifically to benefit and help support the public library.

· Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible .

· Managed by an independent board that has library board members appointed as liaisons. 

· Gifts can be specified for a named purpose or can be general gifts to the library.

· gifts  are used to supplement the Library’s materials and collection budget.

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The friends of the library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was organized to supplement the programming that the library provides to the community.

· Also provide a number of community  services

· yearly scholarship to area graduating seniors

· supporting the Battle of the Books teams at schools

· Managed by volunteer board of directors, who coordinate programming and assist Staff

·  Membership in Friends is open to all individuals, families, corporations, organizations and partnerships.

· Membership dues are $5, however the Friends  will accept any level of generosity you see fit to give.

· Donations and dues are tax deductible

Directly to the Library

The third option is to give a gift directly to the library. The Library is a 501(c)(4) organization, therefore, donations are not tax deductible.

· Any monetary donations go into the city general fund.

· This option is best for donation of items and monies designated for a specific purpose such as furniture.


Volunteering your time and talent is an excellent way to give back to your library. If interested, please see the Director for details.