Two Ways to Give to the Library

Two Ways to Give to the Library

We have two great options for giving to the Library, whether you have a big heart but less-than-generous cash flow, or have the means and determination to make a more significant contribution to the amazing services, staff and materials we offer at DC Public Library.

Find out more about the Literati
Find out more about the Ex Libris Society

Do you have thin pockets but an oversized heart?

Love your library but unsure how to show it?

Interested in giving back in a way that can also give back to you?

Join the Literati, a great way to support the wonderful Library programs and services you enjoy without breaking the bank.

For $50 or $100 -- the price of a fun night out -- you can get a year's membership into the Literati, which includes:Interested? You have two options:
  1. Join online. Or ...
  2. If you enjoy the feel of putting stamp to paper and the contemplative trip to the mail box, print out our application and send it to us via snail mail.

Ex Libris SocietyThe Ex Libris Society is a unique opportunity for personal engagement in the life and work of the Library. Through their annual gifts, Ex Libris Society members partner with the Foundation to help ensure that the Library remains a center of knowledge and opportunity for generations to come.

Benefits of Ex Libris Society membership include:
  • Recognition that includes listing on the Foundation’s Annual Report
  • Invitations to exclusive events and author receptions
  • Priority reserved seating for public literary events at the DC Public Library
  • Subscription to “Beyond Words,” the DC Public Library e-newsletter
Join by giving online or by downloading our Ex Libris Society brochure and mailing in the donation panel.

Annual Membership Levels:
Scriptor – $10,000
Curator – $5,000
Bibliophile – $1,200 (or $100 per month)