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Donations to the Book Fund or of an Existing Book

  • The library welcomes monetary donations for new books and audio-visual materials. Checks can be made payable to the Keene Public Library.
  • Donations of existing books or audio-visual materials are also welcomed. If items are not added to the collection, they are put in the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale (held each April and October), the proceeds used to purchase items for the library. Library staff will send out letters of acknowledgment for donations for tax purposes but will not assign a dollar value to specific books. See the Friends page for more information about acceptable items.
  • If you add a book as a tribute or memorial or make a donation for a book, a bookplate can be put in the front of the book, indicating that it is a gift in memory of a person.

Donations to the Friends of the Keene Public Library

The Friends of the Keene Public Library welcomes contributions. Donations and membership fees should be made payable to the "Friends of the KPL" and mailed to the library.

Donation to the Endowment Fund

Keene Public Library offers innovative outreach programs to meet the needs of all segments of our community. The yearly income from the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund is used to increase youth and adult literacy, bring programs and services into the community, and partner with other community organizations to share the joy of reading and learning.

Other Ways To Contribute

Arrangements can be made for a memorial trust, planned giving, or a stock gift. A member of the Keene Public Library Board of Trustees will be happy to discuss with you what your interest is and how we might join together for the benefit of the community.

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