We believe in the power of community and we are driven to make Kalkaska County more vibrant for generations to come. By supporting culture, promoting personal growth and encouraging civic participation, we help enrich lives in our region. We strive to collaborate, to nurture, to thrive— together.

Help support Kalkaska County Library today!

MONETARY DONATIONS

The Library’s day-to-day operations are funded by a modest public millage, some financial aid from the State, and a portion of penal fines. But it’s the support from our community that allows us to fully grow. Additional monies from grants and your generous donations enrich our traditional sources of funding, resulting in expanded programs and services for our patrons.

Please consider a donation to Kalkaska County Library. Donations can be made online below via PayPal, credit or debit card, or by check, payable to the Kalkaska County Library. Mail checks to: Kalkaska County Library, 247 S. Cedar Street, Kalkaska, MI 49646

The Library wishes to acknowledge all gifts. Personal, corporate, or foundation gifts of $500 or more will be acknowledged on our forthcoming donor wall and, if appropriate, in the location where monies have been utilized. Contact us at 231.258.9411 to include the Library in your planned giving or estate plans.

Donations to the Library qualify for a tax deduction. IRS publication 526 states that contributions to a federal, state or local government for a public purpose are tax deductible. The Library is a local government entity and your contribution will be used for the public purpose of operating the Library/the construction of a new library. Every person’s tax situation is different, however, so we recommend you consult with your tax advisor. 

DONATIONS OF MATERIALS

We gladly accept donations of the following items provided they are in good, usable and/or saleable condition:

  • Books (hardcover and softcover)
  • DVDs
  • Audio Books

We do NOT accept the following:

  • Items that are soiled or are otherwise damaged
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
  • Medical, health or diet books more than 3 years old
  • Textbooks
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Audio cassettes
  • Video cassettes

We reserve the right to add your donated items to our collection or to sell/otherwise discard them. For larger donations of three boxes or more, please call us to schedule a time for donation. We are unable to accept donations on the condition that if they are not added to our collection, they will be returned to the donor, nor can we provide a formal appraisal of the items or assign a monetary value to gifts for tax purposes. An appraisal by a third party does not imply endorsement by the Library.