How to Give

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How can I help?

Start your online shopping at our Amazon Smile site, and Amazon will donate a portion of your qualifying purchase to the Des Moines Public Library Foundation.

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You can also donate by Downloading Our Donation Form which you can print, complete, and return along with your check and donation form.

Mailing a gift to:

Des Moines Public Library Foundation
1000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 

Honors or Memorials

A gift can be made in honor of, or in memory of, someone you care about. Should you wish to make a gift to our book collection in honor or in memory of someone, simply forward the gift to the Foundation with instructions and/or contact information and we will work with you directly on the gift. A bookplate may be added at the time the book(s) is placed in the collection.

Gift of Stock

Yes, you can make a gift of stock. Please call the foundation at 248-6402 for additional information.

Leave a Legacy

You can have a lasting legacy of support for the library by including the Des Moines Public Library Foundation in your estate planning. Planned gifts can show a lifetime of caring and be in the form of a bequest, a gift of life insurance, stocks, or annuities.

Thank you for your support. The difference between an excellent library and a great library may be you! 

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