3 Ways To Give

The Dayton Metro Library relies on both public and private support. Private donations fund programs and services critical to the advancement of our libraries as a trusted community resource. Whether you’re passionate about bridging the digital divide, helping spark curiosity for children, supporting adult learners with the tools and skills needed to lead, a donation in support of the Dayton Metro Library makes a tremendous impact in our community.

Questions about Library giving? Please contact Development Director, Lauren Tappel, at 937.496.8587 or via email

Give directly to the Dayton Metro Library.

We invite you to invest directly in the Library to make a real and immediate difference in the lives of our patrons. Through innovative programs, services, and free access to state-of-the-art resources, the Library realizes its mission each and every day to inform, inspire, and empower our neighbors across the Miami Valley. All donations to the Dayton Metro Library are tax-deductible.

Become a member of the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library

Help bring Library programs to life and respond to community needs.

  • We believe that our libraries are a key asset of our community that enable people of all ages and walks of life to engage in information, education, and creativity. Through general support and advocacy, members of the Friends ensure that the Dayton Metro Library continues to serve as a vital community space for all. All membership fees are tax-deductible.

Donate to the Dayton Metro Library Foundation

Enhance the Library’s excellence and ensure the Library is open for generations to come.

  • A bequest or planned gift to the Foundation is an investment in our libraries to innovate and provide programs and services for generations to come. Additionally, the Foundation’s End of Year Appeal target specific operational needs and day-to-day management of library facilities. All donations are tax-deductible.
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