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Donations to the Library

The Wood River Public Library is grateful for gifts, and its collection has been enriched by donations of material as well as contributions. Through donors, the library has been able to acquire material and provide events and activities which could not have been done otherwise. The library staff can supply, upon request, a list of needed materials for consideration by the donor. 

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Celebrate 100 years of Wood River Public Library with a new electric sign!

The Wood River Public Library offers a number of events and programs both educational and recreational for the community. Imagine a sign in front of the library that promotes children's activities, programs for adults, book sales, and special events. Imagine the value to the community.

As we approach our 100th anniversary, we are seeking donation to help bring this sign to reality. We are currently raising money to purchase a digital sign for the front parking lot. The cost is expected to be approximately $24,000. 

Your donation is tax-deductible when the check is made out to Wood River Public Library. Please note "Digital Sign" on the memo line. Your check can be mailed or dropped off at the library (326 E. Ferguson Ave, Wood River, IL 62095).  When you donate to this project you will see your contribution each time you drive down Ferguson Avenue. 

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Select "miscellaneous" as payment type. Put "digital sign" in the notes. 

If you'd like a formal letter for tax purposed, please email

Used Book, CD, and DVD donations

In order to streamline donations, we have designated one Saturday a month for donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and Bluray discs to be accepted. Donations of used materials will not be accepted at any other time. 

Donated items may be used in our collection, sold in the book sale, or given away away as prizes. All material is subject to our Donation Policy. 

When dropping off items, please wear a mask and maintain social distancing. 

Memorial Bricks

The Wood River Public Library Foundation maintains a Memorial Garden at the front of the Library. Those wishing to purchase a memorial brick can download the form here or stop by the Library to get a paper copy. 

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