Support Your Library

There are several ways you can help!

Make a Donation

A Gift of Useful Materials

Contact us to inform us of books, materials, or equipment you are interested in donating. If we cannot use your items at this time, we may be able to sell them and purchase needed materials, or we can assist you in finding a more appropriate charity.

A Gift of Art

Unique artworks appropriate to the library are welcomed as are restricted funds to commission specific artwork for library facilities. Art donations will be accepted only if installed under Library Board direction.

Monetary gifts to the library are placed in special accounts and can be used only for library collections, programs and services. All gifts are tax deductible and qualify for the Idaho Public Library Contribution Tax Credit.

  • Unrestricted Gift
    • Your gift will help the library improve and expand its collections and support new and continuing program for literacy and life-long learning.
  • Restricted Gift
    • You choose a specific purpose and location for your gift. For example, you may designate the purchase of large-print books for your local branch library or choose children’s titles for Main Library.
  • Memorial/Honorary Gift
    • You may choose to remember a special person or celebrate a special occasion with your gift. If designated, a bookplate will be added to each new book to recognize the person or event. A letter acknowledging your gift will be sent to the honoree or to the family of the person memorialized.
  • Major Financial Gift
    • Choose a project from the Library Director’s “Wish List” or work with the Director on a suggestion you may have for gifts of $2500 or more.

You may designate the library in your will as a beneficiary for the transfer of assets such as cash, securities, real property, art or other valuable personal property.

Including the library in your will is simple, even if one has already been created for you. Make changes to your will by executing an amendment called a “codicil”. Your regular attorney or a qualified attorney who specializes in estate planning should draft both your will and codicil.

Your will or codicil should refer to: Ada County Free Library District “Ada Community Library”, a not-for-profit charitable organization presently headquartered in Boise, Idaho (Tax ID #82-0417814). Your attorney will know just the right language to use. All persons are advised to seek independent legal advice with regard to wills and individual circumstances.

Bequests that are specifically directed to permanent endowment, special programs, or our branch libraries are welcome; but unrestricted bequests allow the Library’s Trustees to apply the gift where the need is greatest.

Planned giving can be tailored to your unique circumstances and provide long-term support to the library, while saving you surprising amounts in estate, gift, and income taxes. Naming the library as a beneficiary of your retirement plan assets, such as an IRA, or your life insurance policy, may also provide tax savings and help protect your assets.

If you do decide to designate the Ada Community Library in your will, or have already made that designation, we would be pleased to know about it and to express our thanks to you.

Shop & Support

Albertsons Boise Open golfing logo

Support the library with a ticket purchase to the Albertsons Boise Open! 100% of the ticket price goes to Ada Community Library when you select them as your charity of choice at checkout. 

Fred Meyer Community Rewards logo

Earn reward points AND support the library by using your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

If you have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card, visit, click the button to link your card, sign in, then find and choose “Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc.” non-profit 92234.

Better World Books logo

Support the library by shopping Better World Books! The library will earn a percentage back on any book purchased through the Better World Books website.

Bonfire logo

Find specially-branded t-shirts or merch on The Friends of Ada Community Library’s Bonfire storefront! Your purchases benefit the Friends, who support library programs and initiatives year round.

Questions about your donation? Contact us!


Become a Friend

“Friendship isn’t one big thing – it’s a million little things.”

The Friends of Ada Community Library is a non-profit organization that supports Ada Community Library branches publicly, provides funds for projects/events not easily covered by the library budget, coordinates fundraising/donation efforts, and encourages the development of an active group of Friends to help man book sales, or other fundraising efforts.

Would you like to join with others who share a common interest in support for a vibrant community library? Download and print our brochure and registration form (PDF), turn it in at the library or via email, or fill out the online form:

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