As a registered charity, the Niagara Falls Public Library has raised funds for various projects over the years but never on a consistent basis. While government funding covers overhead expenses like operations, administration, infrastructure and maintenance, donations and sponsorships from our community will help expand library services and spaces well beyond what the operating and capital budgets can cover.
Our need for community donations and sponsorships is now greater than ever due to budget constraints, inflation and rising costs caused by supply chain issues. Fundraising will provide additional funds that will enable the Library to fulfil its mandate to provide free essential services, programs, and resources to all members of the community, despite socioeconomic barriers.
Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Niagara Falls Public Library is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization that issues receipts for income tax purposes. Donors who give $20 or more will receive a receipt.
Does the Library accept donations of books?
Please review Section 6 of our Collection Development Policy on Gifts & Donations before deciding whether you would like to donate the material to us.
You can either mail the material to us or drop it off at our main location on Victoria Avenue.
Donations are accepted under the following conditions:
- Books are only accepted at our main location during open hours.
- Material must be in very good condition and less than five years old.
- Only English and French books, CDs and DVDs in very good condition will be accepted.
- Any other material, including magazines, computer books, textbooks, encyclopedias and multilingual material will not be accepted by staff.
If your materials don't meet these criteria please consider donating them to other non-profit organizations in Niagara Falls.
Do you have questions about donating a gift to the Library?
We are here to help you. Please feel free to email us at SupportMyLibrary@nflibrary.ca with any questions you may have. We always enjoy communicating with those who love libraries and our community!
Help us build the new Stamford Centre Library
Your donations will make the new Stamford Centre Library the best it can be and will support the future of the Niagara Falls Public Library.
Decreased budgets and rising costs mean we need more help than ever before. Donations from individuals and businesses will help cover the costs of the necessary renovations and revitalization of the new Stamford Centre Library location.
The renovated Stamford Centre Library will be over 2,000 square feet larger than our previous space. It will be a welcoming, accessible and inclusive space for everyone in our community as it will be a single-level facility with an open plan and will have access from both the front and rear parking lots. There will be spaces for adults, children and teens with a large community meeting and program room as well as private study rooms.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada as part of the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) delivered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
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