Support the Library

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Give a Gift

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Make a donation via credit card payment.

Your personal gift or organization’s gift to the library in memory of a friend or loved one provides a lasting tribute which benefits the entire community. Celebrate happy times such as the birthday of a child or special friend with a gift to the library in their name. Each book will contain a gift plate with your name as donor and the name of the person honored. You may earmark the funds for materials in your particular area of interest.

You may also mail your check with a gift form, available at all service desks, to:
Alachua County Library District: Donations
401 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601

Save the date - Spring Book Sale, April 12-16, 2014

Get ready for the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale, April 12-16, 2013, at the Bookhouse, 430 N. Main St. in Gainesville. Shop from more than 500,000 books and other items.

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Friends of the Library

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Friends of the Library websiteThe Friends of the Library provides monetary support to the Library District and also supports local literacy efforts. You can support the Friends of the Library by donating money, materials, or your time. All donations are used to directly serve this community.

Examples of how the Friends of the Library continues to support the Library District:

  • Scholarships for Library Staff.
  • Supplementing funding for library materials, programs, & services.
  • Sponsoring the Annual Literacy Festival.
  • Purchasing furniture and funding for library renovations in Alachua, Millhopper, and The Library Partnership.  

To find out more visit the Friends of the Library online at www.folacld.org, stop by the Bookhouse at 430 N. Main St. in Gainesville, or call (352) 375-1676.

View the Friends of the Library newsletter.

Volunteer @ the Library

Our volunteers are a diverse and active group of individuals who perform a variety of tasks that support library staff in providing excellent library services. Volunteer opportunities are available at most Library District locations.

How Can I Volunteer?

ACLD Foundation

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ACLD Foundation websiteThe Foundation's mission is to provide supplemental funding to the library with an emphasis on long-term support and planned giving. Our vision is to enhance the District's ability to enrich the lives of everyone in our community.

The Foundation's major goal for 2013-2014 is to establish the "Insure the Legacy Fundraising Campaign" to achieve its long-held goal of a million dollar endowment which provides funds to the Library District annually.  Funds have been generated through Foundation membership dues, Author Galas, and memorial and gift recognition leaves on Katherine's Tree at the Headquarters Library.  All funds raised during this campaign will go toward meeting this goal.

On occasion, the Foundation has chosen to support special projects for the Library District. In 2013 the Foundation contributed funds to the Teen Center for the Cone Park Branch Library Facility as it did in 2012 to create a Teen Space in the Headquarters Library. In 2007, the renovation of a Headquarters meeting room was underwritten by the Foundation. The room was renamed in honor of the Foundation. Find out more at www.acldfound.org.

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