Why Donate?

Your donation to the Springfield-Greene County Library is a lasting, far-reaching gift to your community. The Library brings information and culture within everyone’s reach, creating a more informed, engaged community. And, your donation to The Library Foundation reaches generations. We fund programs to prepare children for their first year of school and to bring reading materials to the elderly and homebound. In between, we provide resources to young professionals, programming that keeps teenagers reading and support for databases that allow anyone in the community explore their history. We are a vital element of a vibrant community, and your donation makes us possible.

Ways to Give

One-time Gifts

Your one-time gift benefits Library program and services and enriches the lives of individuals who rely on the Library for education, opportunity and for the books, music, movies and programs that improve our quality of life.  Donate today >

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving provides a regular and cost-effective source of income for the Library Foundation. And because your monthly donation is processed automatically, you help us reduce our costs—allowing us to fund more programs and better meet Library needs. Signing up is easy and you can cancel at anytime.  Donate today >

Tribute Gifts

The Library Foundation’s Tribute Program is a meaningful way to honor, thank or remember someone in your life, or to commemorate a special event. The Tribute Program allows us to purchase thousands of books and support hundreds of community outreach programs every year. Individuals, groups and companies are welcome to make donations to the Tribute Program. We recognize your gift with a customized bookplate in a Springfield-Greene County Library book and in Library Foundation publications. We offer two options for those who would like to make a Tribute Program gift.  Donate today >

One-Time Tributes

For every $25 donation, we place a bookplate inscribed with the donor’s name and person or event they would like to commemorate inside of the front cover of a hardcover book.

Planned Giving

By making a charitable bequest to The Library Foundation, you have a monumental impact on the future of the Library, and, of course, on future generations of Springfield-Greene County residents. Consider making a gift of cash or stock in your will or designate us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA or insurance policy.

As a planned donor, you may wish to dedicate your donation to one of the following Library Foundation funds:

The Laton Endowment: This unrestricted fund provides annual income that allows the library to make purchases or add patron services that aren’t covered by property tax dollars. It was established in 2017 through a generous gift from longtime patron Ursula Maria Laton.

The Foundation Fund: Also known as The Book Endowment, this fund ensures that the Springfield-Greene County Library collections are current and complete.

The Cultural Arts Fund: This fund supports myriad cultural and educational initiatives that promote life-long learning.

The Annie Busch Endowment for Early Literacy: Gifts to this fund, named to honor former library director Annie Busch, support early literacy and school readiness programs.

While we always gladly accept donations for these funds, many find that making a gift in their will or estate plan is the easiest way to make a significant contribution.

You can also establish a Named Endowment with a contribution or bequest of $10,000. Named endowments are a wonderful way to create a legacy and support your favorite library branch or programs.