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Support Us





The Library relies on both public and private support to serve our community. Private support comes through the following dedicated organizations:

The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation is the philanthropic backbone of the Library.  A 501(c)(3) organization, it accepts monetary donations and and manages endowments to support the Library.  In the past 10 years, The Library Foundation has provided more than $3 million in direct support to for programs and services, such as like summer learning, Homework Helpers, has helped to create creation of the MakerSpace at the Main Library, and much, much moreMake a donation today, to support your Library.

The Friends of the Public Library

The Friends of the Public Library provides support to the Library through sales of gently used books, movies and music at events and largely through the Friends Used Book Store and Warehouse in Hartwell. The Friends are a 501(c)(3) membership and volunteer organization. Members receive special benefits and discounts on merchandise. Through their profits, the Friends have helped support branch programs, special author events and literacy activities since their foundingBecome a member or donate materials to the Friends.


The Anderson Township Library Association provides support to the Anderson Township and Mt. Washington Branch Libraries through their two annual book salesFor their sales, they accept donations of gently used books, music and movies at the Anderson Township and Mt. Washington branch librariesFounded in 1980, this 501(c)(3) volunteer group have has donated more than $1 million in support to their library communityConsider donating materials or supporting a sale.

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