Donate Items to the Library

To make small donations of books or other items (1-2 boxes weighing no more than 10 lbs each) to the library, simply drop them off at the Checkout Desk. For large donations, please review the Friends of the McHenry Public Library Guidelines for donations and to arrange to drop them off.  The Friends also host drive-up donation events throughout the year. 


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 Techincal Services Manager Kathy Milfajt at 815-385-0036 ext 304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..