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As a nonprofit 501c(3) organization,* the Adams County Library System relys on generous donors like you to continue supporting lifelong learning, enrichment, and pleasure for everyone in the county. There are so many ways you can support the library!

Give Online

To make a simple credit card donation, please visit the link below. Any donation made by credit card is non-refundable.

Endowment Giving

What better way to honor a friend or loved one than with an enduring gift? Named Endowment Funds are:

  • A meaningful way to honor a person or organization in perpetuity
  • A gift of $1,000 or more, invested to earn interest for the library
  • Used annually to purchase the types of materials you designate
  • Available for you to add to, in any amount, at any time, to help increase our collections

We’ll acknowledge your honoree with a plaque in the library. And every year, we’ll let you know which materials have added to our collection—with a bookplate denoting your honoree—thanks to your gift.

To create a Named Endowment, please contact Beth Cool, Financial Administrator at 717-334-0163 or ilovemylibrary@adamslibrary.org.

Join Our Friends

Our Friends associations, which help to raise funds for the operation of our libraries, can always use a helping hand.

*All contributions to the Adams County Library System are tax deductible; all gifts will be acknowledged by letter. Because of the complexity of tax codes and other laws, persons considering bequests or endowments to the Library are urged to consult with their financial and legal counsels.

Gifts To The Library

Books and other materials normally used by libraries may be accepted by the Director as a gift with the explicit understanding that she/he may or may not add all or part of them to the collection. The Library shall not undertake the responsibility of placing a value on any gift presented to it. It will, however if requested, provide the donor with a written description of the gift. In the case of books, that would be a count of books divided by hardback and paperback.

The Library welcomes gifts of money, securities, or property such as art objects, portraits, antiques, and other museum objects if they are readily useable for library purposes or can be made so at little cost and written permission is granted by the donor or his agent to convert them to money.

The Adams County Library System is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization. Thus, all contributions are tax deductible; all gifts will be acknowledged by letter. Because of the complexity of tax codes and other laws, persons considering bequests or endowments to the Library are urged to consult with their financial and legal counsels.

Memorials And Honor Books

Cash will be accepted for the purpose of purchasing materials in honor or memory of a person, persons or organizations.  A plate will be placed in each book with the wording approved by the donor.  The Library will take into consideration the subject and wants of the donor as well as the collection development policy of the Library.