The welcoming environment of the Independence Public Library encourages the enrichment of lives, whether young or old, rich or poor. The great equalizer of our community provides not only books, but access to technology; a unique gathering place; a variety of educational, entertaining, and creative programs; and access to information and ideas.
Funding from the Independence Public Library Foundation supplements public funding, allowing the library to offer new programs and services, which in turn enhances and improves the opportunities provided by the library.
Donate to the Independence Public Library Foundation The Independence Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your donation is tax deductible to the extent provided by the law.
The Foundation is currently encouraging donations for the 2018 One Book One Independence project. If sufficient funds are not raised to provide a One Book One Independence for 2018, the money will go towards the Summer Reading Program or the Foundation's Endowment Fund.
If you would like to donate online, click the "Donate" button above. It is linked to PayPal for secure payment, but you do not need a PayPal account to use it...just look for the credit card icons towards the bottom the the page. A fee will be taken out of each donation of 2.2% plus a $0.30 transaction fee. These are the lowest fees the foundation has located for online donations.
If you are interested in donating to the library in person, checks can be made out to the Independence Public Library Foundation, or IPL Foundation. You may also mail a donation. Please download and print the pdf donation form below and send it with your check, made out to the IPL Foundation, to:
Independence Public Library
805 1st St East
Independence, IA 50644