Make a DonationIf you wish to make a donation that will help the library, check out these various options.
Cash DonationsLibrary District: Monetary donations to the library district are always welcome. If you wish to make a targeted donation, you may designate the donation as a sponsorship of one of our many programs or events (such as our annual Summer Reading Challenge). You may also make a more generalized donation to the library and let us use the funds where we need them most. Please note that as a unit of local government, we are not recognized as a typical "not-for-profit" agency by the State of Illinois or the IRS, and your gift will not be tax deductible.
Friends of the Library: The Friends of the White Oak Library District does have non-profit status in the State of Illinois so there could be tax benefits involved with such a donation (check with your accountant or the Illinois Department of Revenue). Make checks payable to Friends of the Library.White Oak Library Foundation: The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose primary purpose is to build an endowment for the library district. Ways to give include our donor recognition tree and naming rights to library spaces. These donations are tax deductible, as allowed by law. If you have questions about any of the above donations, please contact the Director.
Donate Books, DVDs, Music CDs, etc.We are always looking for donations of high quality materials. If we can use them in the library’s collections we will, otherwise the Friends of the Library will use them in one of their book sales. In certain circumstances you may even gain a tax benefit from this type of donation (again check with your accountant or whoever prepares your tax return).
Some examples of donations we would like to have include:
- Materials in good-to-perfect condition.
- Hard cover “best-seller” books.
- DVDs of “blockbuster” movies.
- Music CDs of popular or award winning artists
- Children’s books - especially classics – but anything that is in good-to-perfect condition.
- Award-winning or highly reviewed materials (in good-to-perfect condition).
Some examples of materials we cannot accept include:
- Magazines (sorry, no National Geographic accepted).
- Dirty, worn, moldy, smelly, or otherwise damaged materials.
- Home made copies of commercially published works.
- Readers Digest books
- Videocassettes, music cassettes, vinyl records, 8-track tapes, and other defunct formats.
For more information about donating materials to the library, please contact the Director.