Donate Items to the Library

To donate books or other items to the library, simply drop them off at the Checkout Desk. For large donations, contact our Building Manager at (815) 385-0036 to set up a time and location for drop-off.


Make a Gift or Memorial Donation

Making a donation to the McHenry Public Library is a special way to memorialize or honor family and friends. With your donation the library will purchase books and other materials or use the funds for programs and special projects. You may wish to specify an area of interest from which the library will try to select the material or leave the selection to the library.

Acknowledgements of gifts are sent to the person being honored; memorial gifts are acknowledged to the family of the deceased. A printed bookplate, bearing your name and the name of the person for whom the book was purchased, is placed on the gift.

To make a gift or memorial donation, contact Assistant Director Bill Edminster at 815-385-0036 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Shop Amazon and Support Your Library


buyitnowWe're a participant in Amazon's "Buy it Now" program for libraries, so every time you use a special Amazon website for your purchases, a portion of the proceeds come back to our library. This could be for items that may not be currently available in our catalog or that you'd rather own than borrow. OR, it can be for ANY Amazon purchases you intend to make, even holiday gifts!


Here's how it works:

1. Click on this special link -- it directs you to the special Amazon website and tells Amazon you're one of our library patrons. Browse Amazon for any item you want to buy, including books.

2. Or, click on the "Buy it Now" button next to items in our catalog. It allows you to purchase items that may not be available at our library and that you don't want to wait for. You'll then see a list of vendors. If you choose Amazon for your purchase, a portion of the proceeds come back to our library with no extra cost to you!

You might want to bookmark the link so you remember to go to Amazon through it each time. Happy shopping, and thanks for your support!