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Gift Book Program

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library offers a unique and special way to honor and remember the special people in your life:

  • Celebrate a birthday, graduation, anniversary or other special occasion
  • Remember a loved one or friend
  • Recognize a person’s contribution
  • Show appreciation and say thank you

The Library’s Gift Book Program invites individuals or groups to donate the cost of one or more new books in honor or memory of a special person(s), event or memorial.  The specific type of book (Children’s, Adult Fiction, Adult Non Fiction, Large Print and Young Adult) may be suggested with the donation.

With a $25 donation, an individualized book plate will be placed inside one (1) item chosen by the Library. 

Donations are tax-deductible.  Special book plates will be placed in each Gift Book naming the honoree(s) and donor(s).  All gifts will be acknowledged and notification will be sent to those being honored.   

Click here for the form to make a donation to the Library's Gift Book Program.  Forms can be filled out and mailed to the Library at the address provided on the form.  

Book Plate:

Questions? Contact Maureen in our Development Office at 716-858-7197.


Note: The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library does not retain any credit card information. 
Online donations are made through a secure app that encrypts personal information. 

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System * 1 Lafayette Square * Buffalo, NY 14203 * (716) 858-8900

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