Interested in donating to the Lester Public Library?
What exactly does the library need?
The number one on-going need is money to purchase new books and materials.
Average cost of new materials:
- Nonfiction Book:
- Adult: $30.00
- Youth: $15-25.00
- Adult: $28.00
- Youth: $15.00
- Paperback: $8.00
- Large Print Book: $35.00
- Unabridged Book on CD:
- Adult: $90-120.00
- Youth: $45-90.00
- DVD: $22.95
- Music CD: $16-18.00
Book Memorials & Gifts
Want to give a memorial that will last longer than flowers? How about donating a book to the library? You choose the topic and we will find the perfect book. Each book donated has a plaque placed inside stating it was given in memory of your loved one.
For the person who has everything, you can also give books in honor of someone’s birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion. We’ll send a note letting them know of your gift, and reserve it so they may be the first person to check it out. Inside the front cover we will place a plaque that says the book was donated in honor of that special person.
Stop by the Help Desk for more information or to pick up the donation form. Or print out the form here and drop it off at the library’s Help Desk any time.
Book Sale Action Shots
How to Donate to the Foundation
Monetary gifts are always welcome. Cash and checks may be dropped off or mailed to the library. If you’d like use your credit card to donate, please use the link to Network for Good below.
Buy It Now
Use your Amazon purchases to support Manitowoc Calumet Library System! Click here, to buy any items through Amazon and part of the proceeds will come our way!
Current Wish List
Would you like to support a specific program? Would you like to be listed a program’s sponsor? Listed below are a variety of ways you can contribute. If you want to sponsor a program or event or purchase a furnishing not listed below, please contact Director Jeff Dawson at (920)793-7104 for more ideas.
- Sponsor a Summer Reading Program Performer (average cost $400.00)
- Cases of Soda for Teen Programs (Mountain Dew & Coke are favorites.)
- Train Table $250.00
- New Furniture for Teen Area
Book Sales are a perfect way to donate to the library. Clean out your book, DVD or music collections and donate what you don’t want. We will add them to our collection or sell them at the book sale.
Shop the book sales! All proceeds from the book sale go to the Friends of the Lester Public Library and directly support library collections and programs.
Book sales are usually held bi-annually in the Spring and Fall. For specific dates click here.
The library also has an on-going book sale located next to the fireplace. Stop by and check it out! $.25 paperback books and $.50 hardcover – New materials all the time!