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How can you donate to the Riverside Public Library?

Monetary, Memorial, or Honor Donations


The Library is pleased to accept memorial or honor donations as a wonderful way to remember or acknowledge someone special. Memorial or honor donations are accepted for either services or materials. For more information, see our Memorial & Gift Donations form.

Gift or General Donations


The Library welcomes gifts in support of library services, materials, and programs. For more information, see our Memorial & Gift Donations form.

Bequests, Trusts, or Planned Giving


A gift of this nature to the Riverside Public Library will ensure the continued excellence of library services for our community and our future. We welcome your inquiry and consideration of this type of gift.


All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about any donation program, contact Janice Foley by phone at 708-442-6366 or email

Material Donations

The Library appreciates the special place that books and other materials have in our patrons' lives and their reluctance to discard them. Unfortunately, limitations of time and space make it impossible for us to accept all materials offered and materials will be screened before acceptance. Once accepted, donated materials become the property of the Riverside Public Library with the understanding that items that are not added to the collection may be given to the Friends of the Library for sale, given to other libraries or disposed of in a responsible manner. Please review our complete Material Donation Guidelines.