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Celebrating 40 Years!

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Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present and Embracing the Future

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For Love and Literature - A Legacy that keeps Growing

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Why Give to the Library

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We are your library for life.

Services such as Bookmobile and Red Carpet – Senior Services ensure that citizens who are elderly, disabled or homebound can still be kept connected to their library. We help bridge the digital divide.

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Our services

reach out to the community through creative partnerships and are readily available to all local residents. Our services provide a safe and nurturing place for children and families.

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100% tax deductible

All charitable gifts to the foundation are 100% tax deductible. Each year, The Library Foundation has an independent audit conducted. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is the sole beneficiary of funds raised by The Library Foundation.

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In Honor / Memorials

The Library Foundation welcomes gifts honoring or memorializing you or someone you love. Click the link below to make a gift in honor of your loved one. Need to set up a memorial gift option? Give us a call at 785-580-4498 or email us at With a gift of $15,000 or more, a permanent named fund may be established. Only the income will be used. The principle is kept intact to assure an enduring legacy. You can perpetuate the values that are most important to you.

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Give Online

Giving online is easy, fast and secure. Just click the link below.

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Become A Wilder Society Member

Become a Wilder Society Member by making known a planned gift occurring during or after your lifetime.

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Planned Giving

Planned giving, or gift planning, is a charitable gift made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor's overall financial plan and/or estate plan. We encourage you to give us a call about including The Library Foundation in your financial planning. 785-580-4498 To include The Library Foundation in your financial plan or estate you can simple add - I give to The Library Foundation, a Kansas non-profit corporation, 1515 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66604-1374, (Federal Tax I.D. #48-0956441), the amount of $________ or ________% of the residue of my estate for general purposes.

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Mail your Gift

Please send your mailed donations to: The Library Foundation 1515 SW 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66604-1374 Please put The Library Foundation as the Pay to Order with any fund or special information in the memo line.

DAFs - Donor Advised Funds

Interested in giving from your Donor Advised Fund? Just let your advisor know that you wish to donate to The Library Foundation, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604 - Tax ID# 48-0956441 Then let us know -

Electronic Funds Transfer

Set-up a monthly contribution conveniently and safely paid through your bank. Just complete the Authorization Form and return it to us. Or give us a call - 785-580-4498 Click the Link below to download a PDF form

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