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Brooklyn Public Library has reflected the culture, community, and spirit of Brooklyn for over a century. Today the Library is more essential than ever.

Many don’t realize it, but public funding only covers a portion of the Library’s costs. BPL depends on support from individuals, foundations and corporations to provide the books and programs that over a million patrons rely on each year.

Our libraries are centers of community, learning and knowledge open to everyone who dreams to fulfill their potential. By supporting BPL, you make a statement about the value of free and accessible learning opportunities—for all Brooklynites.


More Ways to Give

Your consistent support helps keep Brooklyn Public Library’s essential resources and programs free and accessible to Brooklynites all year long.

Your first gift will be processed today. Future gifts will be automatically billed to your credit or debit card on the same date each month. You can cancel at any time, and your monthly support removes you from annual solicitations.

Become a monthly donor now!

Questions? Please contact: [email protected]

Honor a friend or loved one’s birthday, wedding, anniversary, or other special occasion with a gift to Brooklyn Public Library. We also welcome memorial donations.

Online: Please indicate your gift is honorary or memorial and fill out the necessary fields.

Mail: Include a note indicating the honoree, the name and address of a person to whom you would like to send a card, which will notify him or her of the gift, but not the amount.

You will receive written acknowledgment of your gift for tax purposes.

Questions? Please contact: [email protected]

Corporate matching gift programs multiply the power of your donation, doubling or even tripling your gift!

Find out if your company participates in a matching donation program.

Donating shares of stock is a simple and cost-effective way to support Brooklyn Public Library.

The total value of the stock upon transfer to the Library’s account is tax-deductible, and there is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation.

Questions? Please contact Lauren Arana, Director of Individual Giving, [email protected] or 718.230.2009

Brooklyn Public Library’s programs and services are continuously expanding to help meet the needs of more Brooklynites.

Whether donating online or via mail, you can direct your support to a specific program that is most dear to you.

Questions? Please contact Lauren Arana, Director of Individual Giving, [email protected] or 718.230.2009


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