Donate to United for Libraries

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is helping local-level library support groups make meaningful differences every single day. With our guidance, Friends groups have passed bond issues and increased library budgets. United for Libraries helped supporters of a New Hampshire library - previously supported only through donations - fully fund its operating budget through town taxes. With United for Libraries’ help, Trustees are advocating for their libraries and serving as community liaisons, and Foundations are forming across the country to dramatically increase funds raised for public libraries.

Giving Opportunities

Corporate Donations

As a nonprofit organization, United for Libraries depends heavily on the financial support of its corporate sponsors. In return for their generosity, we provide them with connection to our membership and give them high profile at national library conferences and through our newsletter. Many corporate sponsors extend their generosity to our members by offering significant discounts on products and services or by offering grants such as our Kingsolver Award sponsored by HarperCollins, or the Baker & Taylor Awards. Corporate sponsorship begins at $2,000.

Personal Giving

By making a personal donation to United for Libraries, you can make a difference. Your donation will allow us to reach out to libraries in trouble and lend a helping hand. Your donation will provide education and support to library advocates, and ensure that libraries and their supporters have the resources they need to be strong.

How to Donate

Online

Donate Now ButtonTo ensure your personal gift supports the efforts of Trustees, Friends Groups, Foundations, and advocates, please select United for Libraries by following these steps:

 

  1. Click the “Donate Now” button above or go to http://www.ala.org/donate.
     
  2. If you choose donate only, you will be taken directly to the “Donate to ALA” page. Select “Divisions” and then “UNITED” in the left hand navigation. Enter the amount you wish to donate in the “Personal Donation” box and then click “Checkout.” Follow the onscreen prompts to enter your credit card information.
     
  3. If you choose to sign in, edit or confirm your contact information when prompted. On the “Donate to ALA” page, select “Divisions” and then “UNITED” in the left hand navigation. Enter the amount you wish to donate in the “Personal Donation” box and then click “Checkout.” Follow the onscreen prompts to enter your credit card information.

By Phone

Donations may be made over the phone with a credit card by calling (312) 280-2161.

By Mail

Please send a check or your credit card information to the address below. If your donation is in honor of or in memory of a specific individual, please include an explanation and indicate if you would that person to receive an acknowledgement from United for Libraries.

United for Libraries
859 W. Lancaster Avenue
Suite 2-1
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010