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Tribute Gifts

A gift to the Friends of the Hennepin County Library’s Tribute Program is a special way to honor or thank a person in your life, remember a loved one, or commemorate a birth, marriage, anniversary, or other special event. Income from the Tribute Program helps purchase thousands of books for the Library and support hundreds of outreach programs every year for the community to enjoy!

If you would like to start a fund in honor or in memory of an individual please contact our development office at 612.543.8106.

Celebrate a special event or pay tribute to someone close to you by making a gift to our Tribute Program. Donations can be made by an individual, a group, or a company. Tribute gifts are recognized with a customized bookplate in a Hennepin County Library book and noted in Friends of HCL publications.

There are two giving options when making a tribute gift:

  • 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.
  • Forever Tributes: Gifts of $500 or more will help purchase of a book each year in perpetuity. For every $500 donated, a bookplate inscribed with a special message or wording of your choice will be placed annually in a Library book in recognition of your exceptional gift.

For both forever and one-time tribute donations, the Friends of HCL will send a letter and a sample of the bookplate to the honoree or family acknowledging your contribution. You, as the donor, will also receive an official acknowledgment for tax purposes. For additional information about our Tribute Program or to make a gift, 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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