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.

Acknowledgments 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 Public Services Manager Pam Strain at 815-385-0036 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..