Donate to the St. Joe County Public Library

We invite you to partner with us in our mission as we respond to the needs of our community by providing valuable resources and connections. Your gift enables the St. Joe County Public Library to improve the quality of life of everyone in our community through free services and programs.

You may donate online with a credit card, drop off cash donations at any of our locations, or mail a check to:

304 S. Main Street 

South Bend, IN 46601

Sponsor a Program or Event

Sponsor one of our annual programs or events. The Library will feature the logos or names of donors on marketing material. For more information about making a corporate gift to the Library, please contact Development at or 574-282-4642.

Summer Reading Club 2024

Summer is a great time to read!
This popular program challenges young and old alike to reach ambitious reading goals. Thousands of readers participate every year, and the program has proven to have a positive impact on school readiness for children.

Estimated participation: 5,000+
Sponsorship range: $250 – $10,000
All sponsor logos appear in brochures sent home through area schools,
print deadlines permitting. View sponsor brochure for the wide range of
exciting marketing benefits for sponsors.

Sponsors may fill out a pledge form to be invoiced, or may pay online.

Contribute to the Endowment

Contribute to the Library’s endowment fund with the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County. Our endowment ensures sustainable support for our programming. Visit the Community Foundation’s donation page.

Support the Library as you shop

  • When you purchase groceries at Kroger, a portion of your proceeds can go to the Library if you sign up at Kroger’s Community Rewards webpage.
  • Shop at our Friends of the Library book sales on Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. All proceeds support the Library.

Purchase Library Merchandise

Contribute to the library’s early literacy efforts by purchasing apparel and other merchandise, including totes. Mugs and some apparel items are for sale at the St. Joe Coffee Co., and a wide selection of items are available on our online shop. A percentage of each sale will fund the purchase of toys to be available to be loaned to local children in need.

Donate Books

Donate local author’s book

If you are a current resident of St. Joseph County, the library will accept one donated copy of your new book.

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