Ames Public Library Donor Wall


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.

  1. Donate online through the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation webpage.


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

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.

Book Donations

  • Please bring donations of books to Literary Grounds inside of Ames Public Library during open hours.
  • Stop by the Welcome Desk or call 515-239-5646 ext. 2 when you get to the library if you have larger donations. You'll be instructed to park at our garage/receiving room. We may not be able to accept excessively large donations such as a truck load.
  • Once our inventory needs are met we may decline to accept donations.

For more information, see our Book Donation Guidelines

Contact Us

For questions about monetary donations, call the Business Office at (515) 239-5646 ext. 6.

For questions about donations of books and other items, call Customer Account Services at (515) 239-5646 ext. 2.