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Gifts, Donations and Memorials

Donating a book is a great way to celebrate an Anniversary, Birthday, Graduation or any Special Occasion and benefit the entire community.  Each item purchased with your donation will include a plaque commemorating your special occasion.  The Allegany County Library System is a 501(c)3 registered charitable organization, so your donations are tax deductible.

Donations can also be made to honor and mark the life of a significant person in your life.


Through the Gifts donation, library materials are purchased for placement in the general collection for all patrons to use and enjoy. It’s easy, simple to do and your donation is tax deductible!


A donation in memory of a loved one may be made as a memorial. The library will notify the family of the loved one with a letter, and a special book plate can be placed on the material.

Organizational and Business Donations

The Library invites civic groups and businesses to donate through the Gifts Program. Each year a specific sum can be donated for one area or several areas of the collection, such as children’s collections, or towards special programs, such as funding a performer for Summer Reading Club.

If you would like to discuss your estate plan or donation ideas, please feel free to contact John Taube at 301-777-1200 or