Donations & Volunteers

Donations and community support help us offer programs and services that otherwise would not be possible. Here's how you can get involved!

Monetary Donations

The Allen Public Library appreciates and accepts monetary donations, which can be made in a variety of ways.

Honorariums and Memorials
The Library welcomes monetary donations toward the purchase of books in memory or in honor of someone.  A donation of at least $25 is required for an honorarium or memorial.  Donors may suggest subjects or titles to be acquired with their donation, but the Library reserves the right for the final decision.  A bookplate is added to each purchased item with the name of the person being honored.  Notification of the gift is sent to the person designated on the donation form.

The Library accepts donations specified for use in Youth or Adult programming.  These funds will be used to support programming for the age group designated on the donation form.

Other Donations
Donations can also be made to be used where the need is greatest, which will be chosen at the discretion of the Library Director.

Making a Monetary Donation

To make a monetary donation, please complete our monetary donation form.  Mail your check  and a copy of your completed form to:

Allen Public Library
Attention: Donations
300 North Allen Dr.
Allen, Tx 75013

Please make checks payable to Allen Public Library.

Material and Book Donations

Donations are accepted Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Loading Dock on Coats Dr.  Please review our donation guidelines or call the Reference Desk at 214.509.4905 before heading to the Library with your donation.

Friends of the Allen Public Library

The Friends of the Allen Public Library Endowment Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was created to increase the long-term financial strength of the library, enriching its capabilities and expanding its potential for the benefit of all Allen residents. Learn how to join.

Allen Public Library Board

The Allen Public Library Board advises Allen City Council and the Allen Public Library Director on matters related to library services. Learn more.