The Andover Public Library is primarily funded by an ad valorum property tax in Andover. Grants, fees and private contributors supplement this income. While tax support is essential, it does not cover all the library’s needs. Gifts from individuals are always welcome and appreciated. Every gift, regardless of size, will be used to enhance library services. You may use your credit card; all donations are tax deductible.

Ways to Give to the Library:

Make a general gift to the library.
Honor someone special with a dedicated book.
Make a memorial gift to the library or a bequest in your will.
Give books to the library.
Give the gift of yourself.
Other ways to give

General Gift

If you prefer, you can make a general gift in any amount for whatever purpose the library deems important.

Donor Information Form

Please click here to open the form, print it out and mail it to:

Andover Public Library
ATTN: Karyn Schemm
1511 E. Central Ave.
Andover, KS 67002

Dedicated Book

A great way to honor a loved one, a friend or employee and to commemorate a special occasion. The library completes a special bookplate and secures it to the inside front cover of the book purchased with your donation. There is a minimum $35.00 gift for adult books and $20.00 for children’s books.

Donor Information Form

Please click here to open the form, print it out and mail it to:

Andover Public Library
ATTN: Karyn Schemm
1511 E. Central Ave.
Andover, KS 67002

Memorials and Bequests

Memorials or tribute gifts may be given in the name of a deceased loved one with the gifts designated for a special service or program or the gift may be used at the discretion of the library board of trustees.

BEQUEST IN YOUR WILL – People have included the library in their wills and these bequests enable us to do many things we would not be able to do otherwise. If you have enjoyed the library and want to insure that others enjoy it, why not include us in your will. Here are a few suggestions:
• Decide on the amount you wish to give to the library.
• Contact your attorney to advise him or her of your wishes.
• Request that your will include a bequest to the library.
Some people have put their money in a trust. During their lives they receive the earnings from the investment. After their passing the library can either receive the principal of the trust or the library could receive the earnings from the investment. Discuss these options with your attorney or financial advisor.

If you wish to inquire about either of these opportunities, please contact Tom Taylor, Library Director, at tomtaylor@andoverlibrary.org

Donate Books

The Andover Public Library is happy to accept donations of books, both hardcover and paperback. However, we cannot accept magazines, textbooks and other reference materials that are quickly outdated. If the library cannot use the donated books on our shelves, we sell them to raise money for children’s programming in the library.

Donating your used books to the library is a good way to recycle books you no longer want and help the library at the same time. A gift of used books to the library can also be tax deductible.

For more information about donating books to libraries, check out this informative article by Ruth DeWitt, Friends Coordinator at the Lawrence Public Library.

You Can Help!

Volunteering at the library can be a fun and rewarding experience. You can help with the gift of your time and your talents as one of our adult or teen volunteers. Each year, the time put in by our volunteer teams save thousands of hours of work for the library staff,  a savings equivalent to about $35,000 each year.

Adult Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities for adults include but are not limited to:

• Shelving books
• Processing or repairing books
• Special events (like our book sale)
• Art workshops
• Helping with children’s storytimes

Print out the Volunteer Application Form  and mail it to:

Andover Public Library
1511 E Central Ave.
Andover, KS 67002

OR Call the library at 558-3500 to speak with Tom Taylor about the volunteer opportunities here at the library.

Teen Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities for teens include but are not limited to:

• Straightening shelves
• Routine dusting
• Decorating for events
• Planning events for children and teens
• Writing book reviews

Print out the Teen Volunteer Application Form  and mail it to:

Andover Public Library
1511 E Central Ave.
Andover, KS 67002

OR Contact the library at 558-3500 or by email to learn more.

Other Ways to Give

Join the Friends – Even if you don’t volunteer for Friends events, your membership fee helps fund several library programs.
Use the library! – Our circulation statistics help us decide which books to buy and how best to serve our patrons. The more you use the library, the better the library can be!