Donate or Contribute

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Clinton-Macomb Public Library greatly appreciates all book donations and financial contributions given to it.  Learn about the different ways you can give.

DONATE MATERIALS YEAR ROUND
Help the Friends of the Library raise funds by donating your unwanted items. Book donations are being accepted at all locations. Please be aware of the following:

  • Please limit your donations to two boxes or bags at the North Branch or at the South Branch. For larger donations, the Main Library accepts up to ten boxes or bags.
  • Drop off your donations between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (except holidays). Please deliver large donations to the loading dock at the rear of the Main Library.
  • Please do not donate heavily worn, torn, soiled, or moldy items, or items with odors such as musty, moth balls, smoky, or heavily-perfumed books.
  • We do not accept: VHS or audio cassettes, encyclopedias, dictionaries, National Geographic or any other magazines, or puzzles or games with missing pieces.


MONETARY DONATIONS
Individuals and corporate sponsorships, legacy funds and named gifts are all an important resource for the library. Some people prefer to make a financial contribution, which is also welcome. Monetary donations in the form of cash or check are accepted at all library locations.

Past monetary donations have gone to specific items to enhance the beauty and artistry of the library. Some examples of donated art include the mural, globe, First Amendment Wall, fieldstone fireplace, puppet theatre, Pewabic tile fountain and various bronze statues found at the Main Library. These donations are denoted by a plaque with the donor’s name. A monetary contribution, will bequest or endowment is a wonderful way to give back to the community for many years. To pay by cash or check, print out the commemorative donation form and mail or drop off your form at any CMPL location. If you would like to charge your donation, use the online donation form:

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Please contact library director Larry Neal (586-226-5011) for more information about special projects and endowments.

BRICK PAVERS
This lasting gift will help beautify the Main Library. Brick pavers are installed once a year. Orders are collected throughout the year. However, orders must be received by June 1 inBrick Paver image order to be installed in the same fiscal year. You can choose up to three lines for personalization. There is a dedication ceremony where you will receive a photo of your brick. The cost is $100.00. Fill out a paver form at any CMPL location or download a brick paver order form. Please note that brick pavers are natural stone and installed outdoors. They are subject to wear and fading over time. 

If you already have a paver installed and you’d like your new paver to be placed next to it, please indicate that in the notes field of the form. Please also note the message on the existing paver so we may find it more easily during the installation process. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request.

BOOKPLATES
The library accepts donations to purchase books for the library as a memorial or gift. Library staff choose books that reflect the interests of the honored person and a bookplate with that person’s name is added to the book. An acknowledgment of this gift is sent to the donor.

If you wish to inquire on making a bequest to the library, please contact library director Larry Neal (586-226-5011) for more information.

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