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Tribute Gifts

Looking for a unique way to honor or thank someone in your life? Make Tribute gift to Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

  • Honor a special holiday or birthday
  • Remember a loved one
  • Celebrate a birth
  • Commemorate a marriage or anniversary

Tribute gifts help our Library provide thousands more books, dozens more programs and more life-changing support to anyone in our community who needs it.

Tribute gifts are recognized with a customized bookplate in a new Library book, inscribed with the name of the person honored. Donations can be made by an individual, a group, or a company.

Two tribute gift options:

  • One-Time Tribute: For every $50 donated, our librarians place a bookplate inside the front cover of a hardcover book inscribed with the donor’s name and the person or event honored/remembered.
  • Ongoing Tributes: Gifts of $500 or more will be added to our endowment and help purchase Library books for years to come. For every $500 donated, a bookplate inscribed with a special message of your choice will be placed annually in a Library book in recognition of your exceptional gift.

For both Tribute options, we will send a letter and a sample bookplate to the honoree acknowledging your contribution. Donors will also receive an official acknowledgment for tax purposes.

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For additional information about our Tribute Program or to start a fund in honor or in memory of an individual, please contact our office at 612.543.8106.



(Click on the “GIVE BY MAIL” to download a PDF of a mailable donation form. This document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download this free software.)

For more information
For more information about making a tribute gift, please contact Adam Breininger, Director of Donor Development, at 612.543.8106 or abreininger@hclib.org.

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