Different ways you can donate:

Learn about our 2024 Annual Appeal here.

Donate Online:

Click the button below to donate online with a Debit or Credit card.

Prefer to donate through PayPal?  Click on the button below to be directed to our PayPal donation site.

Donation button listing the different payment options


EXTRAGIVE – www.extragive.org

One extraordinary day each year, for 24 hours, Lancaster County is transformed into a community-wide celebration of generosity that supports hundreds of community benefit organizations like ours!

The Library receives only 50% of its annual funding from government allocations and must earn the rest on its own. Please consider making a donation to the Library on this day. Donations assist in the running of the Library, repairs, new materials, etc.


Donate Books:

We are very grateful for items the community donates to our Library. Donations are received at the small shed behind the Library Monday-Thursday 10-8, Sat 9-noon; please do not leave boxes outside.

We no longer accept: Cookbooks, Text Books, Encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest Condensed Novels, or VHS cassettes.

Please refrain from donating books that are ripped/torn, musty from prolonged storage or smell of smoke. These items will need to be discarded.

What do we do with the books/items you donate?

The majority of the books we receive through community donations are sold at our Used Book Sale every spring. What is not sold at that sale is bulk-purchased by a third-party.

Books and other items (CDs, DVDs, magazines) that are donated can benefit our library in a number of ways:

  • If they are in like-new condition, they can be sold in our Book Store.
  • New and like-new books are often used to replace damaged or well-read copies in our own collection, which saves us money by not having to purchase replacements.
  • New and like-new audiobooks, DVDs, and music CDs can also be used to replace copies in our collection.
  • Books in great condition can be made available “for sale by donation” in our lobby.
  • Sometimes we are fortunate enough to receive an item that we are able to sell on Ebay.
  • Occasionally we get signed copies that may be used in our Annual Auction, sold on EBay, or at the annual Friends Book Sale


Gift A Book

A special way to make a donation to the Library is with books to add to our collection! Gift A Book in honor of a birthday, graduation, or other special occasion. Gift A Book to remember a loved one or the loss of a beloved pet. Forms can be filled out in the Library. Click here for Gift A Book blank form


Donate Items/Services


Once a year, the Library holds a benefit auction – it is our largest fundraiser!  Community members can donate merchandise, artwork, gift certificates, services, and monetary gifts to be auctioned off, with proceeds being used to fund Library programs and materials.


Business Sponsorships

If you are a business interested in becoming event or program sponsors, please click here.