While the City of Memphis annual budget covers facilities and staffing, with a small allocation for materials, it is because of private funding that the Memphis Public Libraries offers so many programs/activities, all for FREE. The Memphis Library Foundation provides enhances to the Memphis Public Libraries, and we need your help! Here are some ways you might support your Libraries.
By phone or mail
901-415-2831 or -2873, 3030 Poplar Avenue, 3rd floor/Finance, Memphis, TN 38111
Honoraiums and Memorials
Making a donation in someone’s honor or memory is a great act of kindness. We can also send that someone or their family an acknowledgement of your gift.
Many organizations choose to direct their gift to a specific library program or event that relates to their corporate social responsibility goals. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, call 901-415-2831.
Shopping at Kroger or on Amazon
You can support the Memphis Public Libraries while shopping at Kroger. The Memphis Library Foundation is an approved Kroger Community Rewards organization, meaning if you choose us, a percentage of your Kroger grocery bill will come back to support the Libraries, every time you shop at Kroger. It’s as easy as:
- going to: www.krogercommunityrewards.com
- choosing: “Enroll”
- choosing: Organization “Memphis Library Foundation” or Organization #NM451
Throughout the year, when shopping on Amazon, 0.5% of your purchase price may be donated to the Memphis Library Foundation, by shopping/choosing us.
For the first time… Memphis Public Libraries customers may donate in-person at various Library branches. The Memphis Library Foundation has installed a DipJar, currently at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar, in the Children’s Department, so that you can dip your debit/credit card and make a $5 donation on the spot! Come LOVE your Library!
Browse around at all the Memphis Public Libraries’ activities for all that is available to you, for FREE, and see what you want to support!