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Donations & Memorials


The library welcomes donations for the purchase of
materials, furnishings and programming. If you would
like to donate in tribute to someone, please contact
the director with more information about how you
would like to recognize and honor that person. Some
suggestions include donating to purchase a book on
a topic that person enjoys or a favorite children’s
book. A plaque will be placed inside the book with an
inscription of the donor’s choice.

With a donation of $100 or more, a plaque with an
inscription of your choice will be placed in the
library’s foyer on the donation pathway.

Donations to purchase specific items for the library
may be considered. Please contact the library if
you would like more information.

A lasting memory of a person who has passed away
can be a book or other item to be added to the library.
The person who has died may have had a favorite
area of interest such as gardening or history that
would afford an opportunity to make a welcome
addition to the library’s collection.

Memorials include a plaque placed inside the cover
of the book with an inscription of the donor’s

There are many books in the library’s collection that
have been there for a very long time, whether because
they are classics or just favorites of everyone.
Because we want to continue to share these items
with many generations, they sometimes need to be
replaced as they wear out. If you notice a book
appears to be worn out and is ragged looking, the
library would welcome a donation to replace it. We
would include a plaque inside the cover recognizing
you for your donation.

The purpose of our Friends group is to promote the
Washington District Library, stimulate public support,
help to define library needs to the community and
provide volunteer services.  Friends assist with special
events, sponsor book sales, underwrite youth and adult
programs, replace worn popular books and volunteer to
help with special projects in the library.

Membership rates are as follows:

  • Individual $10
  • Family $20
  • Benefactor $50
  • Lifetime $200

If you would like to be a Friend of Washington
Library, send your name, address, phone and email,
along with a check to:

Friends of Washington Library
380 N. Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571

Please also include if you are interested in helping
with any of the following activities:

  • Special Events
  • Book Sales
  • Adopt-A-Book
  • Sponsoring a Storyteller
  • Youth Programming
  • Giving a Memorial

If you have any suggestions or questions, please
feel free to call the library director at (309) 444-2241.

There are many excellent opportunities to assist
with a variety of activities at the Washington
District Library. Volunteers provide a valuable
service to the library. We ask that each person
volunteering dedicate a couple of hours at a set
time weekly to work in the library. The list of
tasks can change frequently and no library skills
are necessary.  If you would like to volunteer in
the library, please contact our library volunteer
coordinator, Emily Householter at (309) 444-2241.