Donate & Support

 You may now make an online donation to the Thunder Bay Public Library!

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The Thunder Bay Public Library gratefully accepts donations in order to add new materials to your library collections.  You may choose to donate to the Community Partners program (an annual, individual giving program) the Memorial Fund, which honours friends or loved ones who have passed away - or our In Honour program, which celebrates milestones like birthdays, anniversaries or special occasions.

 

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At the Thunder Bay Public Library, we believe that doors are opened when opportunities are available for people to discover all the possibilities found in the expression of ideas.

By supporting the library, you are making a difference every day in the lives of people in this community.

There are many ways that you can make a difference at your public library:

Please click on a link above for more information about programs that support your library.

Click on the Donate Now button to make a secure on-line donation to the Thunder Bay Public Library.  

Thank you for your support!

Community Partners

All it takes is one word, one book, one article to make a difference in the life of a child, a teen or an adult!

Last year, Community Partner donations from 375+ library supporters totalled over $35,000.  These funds purchased hundreds and hundreds of new and wonderful materials for the education and enjoyment of the whole community.

Are you interested in more information, or in making a donation to your library?  Read on for more information about the Community Partners program, then, click on the link below to make a secure, online donation to your Thunder Bay Public Library.

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Community Partner Levels of Giving and Donation Thanks 

Bronze Partner ($15-$49)

Bronze Thanks....

  • Official tax receipt.

Silver Partner ($50-$99)

Bronze Thanks plus...

  • A listing in one issue of the Library newsletter.
  • A $5.00 voucher for book purchases at the Friends of the Library Used Bookstore.

Gold Partner ($100 - $149)

Bronze & Silver Thanks plus...

  • A "gold" Library card
  • A bookplate which will credit your donation in a new title.
  • Listing in an additional issue of the Library newsletter

Gold Plus Partner ($150 - $499))

Bronze, Silver and Gold Thanks plus...

  • A listing in an additional issue of the Library newsletter
  • One additional bookplate to credit your donation in a new title.

Platinum Partner ($500+)

All thanks listed above plus:

  • Three additional bookplates to credit your donation in new titles.

 

See Current Partners for a list of our generous donors. This list credits donations received between January 1, 2016 and June 6th, 2017.


 

Memorial Donations

The Thunder Bay Public Library established a formalized Memorial Program in 1996.  Donors to this fund have chosen to make donations to the Library in memory of friends or relatives who were loyal library users or who simply loved books or reading.

The Library uses memorial donations, along with other individual donations, to add books and other materials to the collection.  Memorial donations are acknowledged by recognition inside books or other materials.  There are also plaques at the Brodie and Waverley Libraries, which are added to twice a year.  The plaques serve as a permanent remembrance of all those listed.

Should you wish to recognize a friend or loved one through a memorial donation, pick up a memorial fund envelope at any branch of the Thunder Bay Public Library.  You may also choose to make a secure on-line donation by clicking on the Donate Now button. 

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Honour With Books Donations

Honour with Books is a new and distinctive way to honour someone who has made a difference in your life.  Celebrate milestones like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other special occasions and help the Library build its book collection at the same time!

Pick up a donation form at any library location, or donate online now and designate your donation to Honour with Books.


 Donation of Books

The Thunder Bay Public Library accept donations of materials at all library branches.  Please follow the guidelines below in making your donation:

All donated material becomes the property of the Thunder Bay Public Library. 

The Library reserves the right to manage all donated material.  Due to the heavy volume of donations, we do not contact donors about where their donated items will be directed.

Books and other material are added to the collection at the discretion of the Librarians, according to the selection criteria established in the Thunder Bay Public Library's Material Selection Policy.

Material must be in good condition with cover and all pages intact.

These items are NOT accepted:

  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • encyclopedias
  • cassette tapes
  • student text books
  • Readers's Digest and other condensed material
  • musty, moldy, dirty, smelly or torn material

Donations are gratefully accepted at any library branch.  Sorry, pick up of materials is not possible.  Material may be refused for addition to the library collection because of age, condition, duplication of title or subject matter.