Support the library

If you are looking to make a contribution to your Library, we have some suggestions.

Make a charitable contribution

Your charitable contributions to the library go into the Des Plaines Public Library Fund. These contributions underwrite many valuable library resources for the people of Des Plaines to enjoy. Here's just a few of special resources and public artwork funded by donations at the library:

  • Atrium sculpture
  • Children's computers
  • Family activities
  • Heritage Room
  • Poet Tree Corner
  • Youth Services aquarium
  • Youth Services mural

Your donation can be a special way to honor or remember a loved one, or to celebrate a special event.

Make a donation

To make your donation by mail, print out and return this form to the Des Plaines Public Library.

Download the form

Other ways to make a financial contribution to the library

The following methods should be discussed with your attorney or financial advisor. For more information on how to donate, please phone the Administrative Office at 847-827-5551.


Make the Des Plaines Public Library Fund the recipient of part or all of your estate.


Designate the Des Plaines Public Library Fund as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Stocks, mutual funds and IRA funds

The library has opened a brokerage account so interested persons may make charitable contributions of appreciated or depreciated stocks, mutual funds or IRA funds. By making these donations, you may receive tax advantages.

Volunteer at the library

Volunteering is a great way to help out around the library. Learn more about some of the volunteering opportunities we have here at the library or other opportunities in the community.

Join or donate to the Friends of the Des Plaines Library

Our Friends group supports the library by funding special programs and projects. Consider joining the Friends or shopping at one of their fantastic booksales.