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Donations to Ames Public Library

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Thank you for your interest in making a donation to Ames Public Library.

Monetary Donations

Monetary contributions from individuals, families, businesses, and community organizations help the Library maintain and expand collections, services, and programs.

Commemorative Donations

  • Gifts
    Celebrate friends and relatives, their birthdays, or other special occasions by making a donation. The Library has a specially printed gift enclosure which you may present to the recipient.

  • Memorials
    Make a memorial donation in honor of a friend, relative, or valued member of the community. The Library will send an acknowledgement to the family of the individual you are honoring.

How to Make a Donation

  1. Donate online using a credit card or PayPal.


  1. Print and fill out the Donation Form.
  2. Make a check out to "Ames Public Library Friends Foundation."
  3. Bring the completed form and check to the Information desk or mail to:
    Ames Public Library
    Attn: Lynne Carey
    515 Douglas Avenue
    Ames, Iowa 50010

Book DonationsBook Donations

Donations of books should be taken to 809 E. Lincoln Way during one of the following drop off times:
Tuesdays: 3:30-5:00pm
Thursdays: 9:00-11:30am
Fridays: 3:30-5:00pm (CLOSED JULY 4)
Saturdays: 12:00-1:30pm
Or by appointment. (Call 239-5663 to schedule.)


For more information, see our Book Donation Guidelines.

Contact UsContact Us

For more information, call (515) 239-5640 or e-mail