Investing your time, money or materials in the Powell River Public Library will help build a better future for our community. Every day your Library supports endeavours ranging from the arts to business, from education to public affairs, from science to the environment. The Library advances Powell River literacy, preserves our cultural heritage and provides a valuable recreational amenity.
Consider the Library in your annual charitable giving and estate planning. Help to sustain a legacy which will nurture your children and grandchildren and your community.
However you choose to donate and for whatever amount you’re able to give, we appreciate your support. Thank you!
Would you like to make a gift of money to the Library? Do you have a special purpose in mind? You can make that gift right now online in just a few easy steps.
Some significant gifts are from people who make a bequest through a will or trust. There are many ways to do this and if you have questions about it you may ask the Chief Librarian for more information. Just a few of these ways include:
- Some people make an initial gift and finish that gift with a bequest.
- You could donate all or the balance of your estate to the Library after payments to members of your family or friends.
- You might give a specific amount of money to the Library in your will.
- You could name the Library to receive part of your estate if your beneficiaries pre-decease you.
- And many more. Consider asking your legal counsel for more information.
Many generous people like you donate materials to the Library.
We receive many donations and appreciate them very much. Because of the high volume of materials all of you donate, we ask you to limit your gifts to items that are in top condition and newer than 10 years.
We review all donations carefully to determine if they are suitable additions to our collections. Anything that we do not add is donated to the Friends of the Library for their book sales which benefit the Library.
Before you make your donation check them over and if you can answer YES to any of these questions, perhaps it is time to recycle them:
- Do your books smell musty or mouldy?
- Are there any traces of insect or animal activity?
- Are the pages yellowed or torn?
- Is the book soiled or otherwise deteriorated?
There are also some materials we do not accept regardless of condition, including:
Here are some great ways to be a volunteer at the Library:
Powell River Public Library is a registered charity and issues tax receipts for gifts of money of $20 or more. Please ask for a tax receipt at the time of your donation and we will collect the information needed to issue a receipt. If you make your gift online and it's for $20 or more, we'll automatically send you a receipt.