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When you make a charitable contribution, you want to be sure that your money will be used effectively to improve the quality of life in our community. A gift to the Norfolk Public Library is an excellent way to ensure quality library services for the Norfolk area. So many successful people tell stories of how important the library has been in their lives. Each day in Norfolk, our library staff reaches out to children and adults to help them grow and learn. We foster a love of reading and provide the vital information services people need. The continued excellence in services of the Norfolk Public Library is a tribute to the generosity and support of people like you.

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.

Giving Opportunities

  • 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.

    • LEGOS Wanted: Help Norfolk Public Library build more LEGO™ Clubs brick by brick! Please consider donating gently used LEGOS to the Library. Donations can be brought to any NPL location. 
  • 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.