Make a Donation

The Malden Public Library is a not-for-profit institution. As such, donations that are accepted by the Library are usually tax deductible. Upon acceptance of a donation, the Library will furnish an acknowledgment to the donor for tax purposes.

There are many ways in which you can help the Library continue to grow:

  • A gift of cash
  • A donation of print or non-print materials
  • A gift to establish a Memorial Fund
  • A donation of art or furnishings
  • A donation of other types of property
  • A bequest

Gift of Cash

A donation by cash will be used to purchase library materials, equipment, or to sponsor library programs. Checks should be made payable to Malden Public Library. You can also donate online by going to Network for Good ( and in the Charity Name box type in Malden Public Library, and select the Donate Now button.

Donation of Print or Non-print Materials

The Library accepts donations of books and media materials, new or used. Items not selected for inclusion in library collections may be given to other not-for-profit institutions, or sold by the Friends of the Malden Public Library. Generally, the Library does not accept:

  • Encyclopedias
  • VHS tapes
  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Or materials in poor physical condition

Please bring your donations in bags or boxes for easy transporting and storage.

Honor or Memorial Program

This program provides a unique way to honor a special event or to provide a lasting memorial. Honor an employee, graduate, or volunteer. Commemorate a birthday, retirement or anniversary. Leave a lasting memorial in honor of a loved one. You can create something special for your honoree, the library, and the entire community. Library staff will select a book for inclusion in the general collection which reflects a special interest of the honoree. The person or special occasion you choose to honor will be recognized on a commemorative bookplate placed inside the cover. A letter will be sent to a person of your choosing providing information on your thoughtful donation.

Art or Furnishing

The Library accepts donations of furnishings, works of art, equipment or other items in keeping with the Library’s needs. You may also consider a gift of securities or other types of property. For information about contributing this type of gift, we invite you to consult with the Library Director.


By providing a gift to the Malden Public Library in your will, you help ensure that the tradition of library service is safeguarded for the future and passed on to the next generation. The following, which you may have your attorney adapt to fit your needs, is a suggested form for an outright bequest: “I give and bequest________to the Malden Public Library, Malden, Massachusetts. I recognize that the particular use which should be made of this bequest can best be determined in view of the conditions existing at the time.” Accordingly, the bequest may be used by the Library’s Board of Trustees within its sole discretion for any purpose consistent with the objectives of the library.” For further information about leaving a bequest to the Library, please contact the Library Director.