How To Give
Thank you for your interest in making a donation to the Chippewa River District Library.
Monetary & Commemorative Donations
It’s through the help of individual donors like you that the library is able to fund innovative projects and programs. You may specify which project or program you wish to donate to.
- Give in person at any library location.
- Give securely online through PayPal.
Support community connections and learning in Isabella County communities
Generous gifts for special programs and projects help support the library's mission to be
A place where imagination, information, and ideas come together to enrich lives.
Unrestricted gifts provide the greatest flexibility and allow the Chippewa River District Library to continue to respond to emerging needs and opportunities. All contributions are greatly appreciated and are accompanied by an electronic or paper receipt for your tax deduction purposes.
Private gifts provide the level of resources necessary to ensure a quality library experience for everyone.
Please send gifts to:
Chippewa River District Library
301 S. University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Celebrate friends and relatives, their birthdays, or other special occasions by making a dona
Make a memorial donation in honor of a friend, relative, or valued member of the community. The Library will send an acknowledgment to the family of the individual you are honoring.
Book & Material Donations
The Chippewa River District Library welcomes donations of books, music, videos, and other media for the library collection and the annual Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library Book Sale.
Potential donations are reviewed by library staff to determine their appropriateness to the collection or if the items are better suited for the annual book sale.
Chippewa River District Library also welcomes monetary donations to support cataloging, building improvements, and other needs of the library.
For more information regarding donations please refer to our policies.
Books in good condition (paperback or hardcover books)
- Good quality children's books
- Audio Books on CD
- Music CDs
- LP and 45 records
- Non-fiction books less than 10 years old
- Pamphlets, magazines, and newspapers
- VHS tapes
- Cassette tapes
- Anything dirty, moldy, smelly, or falling apart
- Textbooks more than 10 years old
- Encyclopedias and reference books
Foundation Giving Options
Donors can also give securely online through the Mount Pleasant Area Community Foundation, which manages these four dedicated library funds:
J. Dean Eckersley was a valued member of the Mt. Pleasant Community. He contributed to our community through participation in many organizations.
The Eckersley Library Fund is designated to benefit the Veterans Memorial Library by providing educational materials and programs to enhance the ongoing services at the library.
The Friends of the Library Fund was established by former Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library President Donald Nagler. The fund was created to strengthen the community value of the library while encouraging residents to use the library’s many facilities and services. The Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library is actively dedicated to strengthening the library and thus the community by promoting public awareness, encouraging patron use of the library, and assisting the library with specific projects.
Edward and Marcia Schmidt met in Greenville, where they both taught in the Greenville Public Schools. In retirement, both Ed and Marcia were very involved with Veterans Memorial Library. Their service with the library is a testament to their dedication to literacy and learning in the community. The Ed and Marcia Schmidt Memorial Fund was established as a permanent endowment fund benefiting the Chippewa River District Library System.