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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 theWelcome Desk or mail to:
    Ames Public Library Friends Foundation
    PO Box 1832
    Ames, Iowa 50010

Book DonationsBook Donations

Please bring donations of books to Literary Grounds inside of Ames Public Library during open hours. For assistance with larger donations, stop by the Welcome Desk or call Customer Account Services at (515) 239-5646 Ext. 2  to arrange a same-day drop off.


For more information, see our Book Donation Guidelines.

Contact UsContact Us

For more information, call Library Administration at (515) 239-5646.