Donations to the library may fall into one of these categories:
The Endowment Fund was established to provide a long-term approach for improving library services to the citizens of Oregon City through the cumulative growth of donations over time. The Fund is set up so that the Friends of the Library can accept any type of gift, devise or bequest of money or property. The Fund principal may only be used for capital expenditures that directly benefit the library while use of Fund income (interest or dividends) is limited to expenditures that will enhance or supplement (not replace) normal expenditures.
A donation of $10 in a child's name will buy a children's book for the library collection. The names of the donor and the child will be included on a bookplate in the front of the book. In its selections the library will consider the age and interests of the child. We will also consider requests for specific titles although choice is sometimes limited by availability and price. Donors will be building the library collection as well as giving a unique experience to a child who will be able to check out a book with his or her own name inside. Donation forms are available at the children's service desk; please ask staff.
BUCKS FOR BOOKS:
Patrons have asked what happened to our Bucks for Books jar. It has been temporarily shelved due to lack of space. We'll be putting it out if we find an appropriate location for it in the library. Otherwise, when we move to our new location, you'll be seeing it again.