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Make A Donation


Be a sponsor:

The Mount Carroll Township Public Library has many sponsorship opportunities.  These include programs, coupon donations, prize contributions, etc.  For more information on how you can help the Library by being a sponsor, please email Director Kim Riley at

Make a Memorial or Honor Donation:

For information regarding a donation toward the purchase of materials in memory of, or in honor of, someone special, please email Director Kim Riley.  An acknowledgement will be sent to the donor and the family (or other designee), and a bookplate is placed inside the book's cover.

Books and Media Donation

What can I donate?
We welcome the following books and media:
Books in good condition, clean, dry and mold-free
Audio books
Commercially made DVDs

We are unable to accept the following items:
Anything that is unhealthy to handle, or dirty, moldy, smelly, burnt, chewed, or wet.
Books without covers
Magazines, catalogs, Bibles, board books
Computer software and CD-ROMS
Textbooks or manuals more than three years old

Where do book donations go?
Any material donated to the Library becomes the property of the Library and may be added to the collection according to the collection development policy.  Items not added to the collection may be offered for sale by the Library or the Friends of the Library during booksales.  All book sale proceeds are used to benefit Mount Carroll Township Public Library.

How do I make a donation?
Donated books and media are accepted at the Mount Carroll Township Public Library circulation desk.  All donations must be ouright and unconditional.  Upon request, staff will provide you with a dated receipt for tax purposes.  Library staff cannot provide assistance in bringing donations into the library.

Are non-monetary donations tax-deductible?
Yes, your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law.  Upon request, staff will provide a dated receipt form for income tax purposes.  Staff will not assign a value to the donated items.  Contact the IRS for information regarding donations.



Donation Listing 2010 - 2011

This page is dedicated to all those who support the library through donations of time, materials, labor, money, and books.  We sincerely thank you and appreciate the contribution you have made to the library.


Bill Sparboe Family & Friends
Plattenberg Plumbing and Heating
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Goodenough
Mrs. Carol Bundy
Ms. Lori Garcia
Mr. Lou Schau

Get a Library Card


Adults wishing to register for a borrower's card, renew an expired card, or replace a lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed card at the Mount Carroll Township Public Library are required to show two forms of identifications.  One form must be a picture ID bearing their name.  The other form includes, but is not limited to, utility bills or mail displaying a recent postmark.  If the address on the picture ID and mail do not agree then 2 pieces of mail may be required.

Children under the age of 18 must have a guardian's signiture on initial application for a library card.  The application must be completed by the adult at the Library.  Children under the age of 18 may use the proof of residency provided by the guardian.  Children 18 and over may choose to provide their own proff of residency, or use that of their guardian.


Renew Books

In addition to renewing your books in person at the Mount Carroll Township Public library, you may renew your books and other materials by telephone or online.
Telephone Renewal
To renew materials, dial 815-244-1751, and have the following information:
Online Renewal
To renew materials, email, and follow these instructions:

NOTE: Not all items can be renewed with the Telephone Renewal System. Some reasons an item may not be renewed are: another borrower has requested the item; that type of material is not eligible for renewal; you already renewed the item once; or, because of overdue fines on your record.

If you are unable to renew your items, please call your local library.

For more information on library procedure, consult Library Circulation Policies.



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