Support Your Library
Gifts & Memorials
We are happy to accept donations in honor or in memory of your friends and loved ones. We will put a bookplate in that person’s name in the book purchased. When you send the donation check in, please include the name of the person being honored and any desired wording for the bookplate. We will also send an acknowledgment to the person being honored or the family of a person being memorialized if you include the address to which to send the acknowledgment.
Volunteers fill many roles at the Temple Public Library from helping out with story times, to shelving and straightening books, to helping with craft projects for the children’s collection. Contact our Children’s Librarian for a volunteer application form.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Temple Public Library is an independent 501(c)3 organization created for the support of the library. They conduct 2 used book sales annually and pay for many of the extras for the library. They also serve as volunteers for special projects on occasion. Applications for joining the Friends are available at the check out desk on the first floor of the library. You may also join at their website
The library accepts donations of books year round. If the library needs the books they will be added to the collection otherwise they go to the Friends of the Library book sale. The library benefits from the funds raised through the book sales, so the library wins either way. If you need a receipt for your donation, we can give you a receipt for the number of books donated, but we cannot place a value on the books.