Donate to TADL

The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is a public library system providing quality library services online and in six locations throughout Grand Traverse County. Public funding provides for day-to-day operation, and community support allows us to flourish and grow!

Monetary Donations

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.

Honor the memory of a loved one, pay tribute to family or friends, or celebrate a special occasion by donating to TADL. 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.

Donations of Materials to the Library

(Effective June 26, 2020) Please note our new procedure! If you would like to donate books please bring them to the Main Library (Woodmere Ave.), in a tied garbage bag. The bag should have a label or sticker (you can use masking or duct tape) with the date and time that you dropped off the donation. You may bring the bag to our front desk and they will direct you to our donation storage area for dropoff. (Please be advised that our safety procedures prohibit us from handling the incoming items directly.) Thank you for helping us reopen responsibly!

We will gladly accept donations of the following items provided they are in good, usable and/or saleable condition:

  • Books (hardcover, softcover, and CD formats)
  • DVDs
  • Compact Discs
  • Video Games
  • Some LPs & LVDs – (Please contact the AV Dept. @ 231-932-8505 for donation details prior to bringing items to the library.)

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

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.If you have more than 3 boxes of books, please call 231-932-8522 to schedule a time for donation.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!