About Us


*The Library is not currently accepting donations of books, magazines or movies of any kind.  Please contact the library for alternative locations for item donations.


The Wauconda Area Library is nonprofit government agency funded through tax revenue, grants and private contributions.  Donations and planned giving help the Library to make special purchases and to fund projects and services beyond the scope of our operating budget, most of which is funded by tax revenue.

Monetary Donation

Donations made in any amount, large or small, are greatly appreciated and will be put to excellent use.  They are fully tax-deductible and will be acknowledged in writing.

Commemorative Gift Fund - Give a Book

A contribution to the Commemorative Gift Fund of the Wauconda Area Library is a special way to provide a memorial, celebrate a birth, anniversary, graduation, holiday or other special event, say thank you to someone special, or to honor individuals or organizations. An acknowledgement of each donation will be sent to the honoree or the family of the person memorialized and to the donor.  For each donation of $25.00 or more, the library will place a bookplate in a new book being added to the collection.

Planned Giving

Planned giving includes bequests, bonds, securities or properties, gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and life insurance.  Discuss these options with your attorney, financial planner, or your professional tax advisor if you wish to take advantage of these options and help the Library at the same time.


Through the generosity of many individuals who have remembered the Wauconda Area Library in their wills, a Special Reserve Fund has been established to fund substantial improvements to the library.

Corporate Sponsorship

Sponsorship of annual programs and special projects and events are available to corporate donors.  The Wauconda Area business community has generously contributed to reading programs, library card promotions and literacy services.

Wauconda Area Library Foundation

The Wauconda Area Library Foundation is a nonprofit corporation established in 2018 to provide support for the Library through tax-deductible contributions.  The Foundation has been certified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity.  For further information about donating to the Foundation, please email them at waucondaarealibraryfoundation@gmail.com.