Support Us

There are many ways to support the Charleston Carnegie Public Library.  We've listed some ideas below, but you may have others.  For more information on any donations to the library, please call or stop by the library.

Unrestricted Donations

Donations of any amount are welcome. These gifts can be used to purchase new books, present programs and defray the expenses of the library.

You may donate online using a credit card, by sending a check to the library, or visiting the service desk.

Commemorative Gifts

Celebrate a birth, graduation, new position, significant achievement, retirement or other special occasion. Thank a teacher or coach for a great year. Honor the memory of a loved one or commemorate a special event with a gift to the library.
Both memorial and celebration gifts make your tribute public, through library materials that the community may use and enjoy for years to come. A bookplate with the name of the person being honored and the name of the person giving the gift will be placed in the book.  Call the library or stop at the Service Desk for more information.

Commemorative Bricks

Purchase a brick for the KidSpace patio in honor or in memory of someone to raise funds for the library.  

Commemorative Brick Form.


Legacy Gifts (Bequests)

Charitable bequests are a special way to support the Charleston Carnegie Public Library by making contributions to the Library through your will or trust. By leaving a bequest, you will have a lasting impact on generations of Library patrons to come.


Wish List Items

Click for a list of items on the library's wish list.  


Donating Used Books

Thank you for considering donating your used books to the Charleston Carnegie Public  Library. We sort the donations, add the treasures to our collection, and add the remaining books in good condition to the library book sale. 


Keep an eye out for our annual Christmas Tree auction in December (we look for tree decorators as well as bidders), our book sales (proceeds support library programs), and Fundraising events!