Donate to TADL

Our libraries are beautiful, dynamic spaces that grant equal access to everyone. In fact, they’re the perfect place to share your passion with others!

While our public funding supports day-to-day operations, additional funding helps us flourish and grow. Today there are more great ways than ever to support TADL.


Shop our online store and show off your bookish style! From our popular I’d rather be reading face masks to summer reading club shirts past and present, we’ve got something for everyone. All proceeds cycle directly back into supporting library programs and services.

Direct Donations & Estate Giving

Monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated! Funds may be given directly to the Traverse Area District Library. Your donation will enrich, not replace, traditional tax-based funding and allow us to expand programming and services.  Library donations are truly the definition of the gift that keeps on giving!

Donate now online with Paypal

If you would like to donate by check, please mail it to the Main Library (610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City MI 49686 Attn: Michele P. Howard, Director).

Honor the memory of a loved one, celebrate a special occasion or milestone, pay tribute to family or friends, or support a special hobby or passion with a donation. Gifts of $500 or more will be placed on the donor wall in the lobby of the Main Library (Traverse City) for permanent public recognition. Gifts of $10,000 or more will be acknowledged specifically on the donor wall and, if appropriate, in the location where monies have been utilized. If you’re interested in planned giving, please discuss details with your financial advisor.

Donations of Materials (Books & Music)

The Friends of TADL will accept bagged donations starting April 1. We do NOT accept the following:

  • Items that are soiled, moldy, smell bad or are otherwise damaged
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
  • Medical, health or diet books more than 3 years old
  • Textbooks
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Audio cassettes
  • Video cassettes

If you are dropping off more than a small box of books for donation please call ahead (231-932-8500) so we can make arrangements. The Library reserves the right to add your donated items to its collection or to sell them, give them away, or to discard or recycle them. The Library cannot accept donations on the condition that if they are not added to our collection, they will be returned to the donor. The Library cannot provide a formal appraisal of the items or assign a monetary value to gifts for tax purposes. An appraisal by a third party does not imply endorsement by the Library.

Thank you for your support of the Traverse Area District Library!