How You Can Help

How You Can Make a Difference:

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation: It’s easy to mail a donation. Make the check out to Stanislaus Library Foundation and mail it to the Stanislaus County Library Foundation, PO Box 4862, Modesto, CA 95352-4862. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and address.  Please download the Donate Form, fill it out & include it with your check.

Donation Form

You can also make an online donation by clicking on the link below:

The Stanislaus County Library provides many services for our citizens. However, even with a voter-approved 1/8th cent sales tax, the library budget is not able to provide for those enrichment programs that are so important in building a healthy community.

The Foundation is here to bridge this funding gap. Our focus: programs that support literacy and youth. Our long term-goal is to build a self-sustaining endowment fund to ensure future programs, while continuing to support the library’s current needs.

Your gift, whether in dollars, time, or a service, is important.

You Can Also:

    1. Go to the library….take a friend!
    2. Attend our events
    3. Volunteer at your branch library
    4. Shop at Amazon & Barnes & Noble

5. Shop at Barnes & Noble


Barnes & Noble Use the link to Barnes & Noble whenever you shop online. You can do your shopping and raise funds for the Stanislaus Library Foundation.

The Foundation receives a portion of your expenditures when you use Barnes & Noble but only if you use as your gateway into that web site.

It’s easy to do.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Barnes & Noble logo at the bottom of the page.
  3. If you’re a regular visitor to that web site, the link take you directly to your account page. If you have not shopped at the web site, setting up your own account is easy.

For every purchase you make by going in through the Foundation’s web site, the Foundation receives a donation from Barnes & Noble. The donation is four to six percent of your purchase price.

These donations do add up and the Stanislaus Library Foundation makes excellent use of the funds.


 GoodSearch GoodSearch Use the link to, choose the Stanislaus Library Foundation under Charity.  Fifty percent of the revenue generated from advertisers on GoodSearch is shared with the non-profit organization of your choosing.


If you are interested in funding a project or program to honor a loved one, please call 209-353-3500 or e-mail the Foundation at stanlibfoundation@gmail with your name and phone number. We’ll give you a call to discuss your idea.


Buy A Book program – Your generosity can help us put books back on the Library’s shelves. Your gift of $25 or more will be recognized through this program. A new book will be purchased in your name, in memory of a loved one, in celebration of a special event, or to honor someone special. A book plate recognizing your generosity will be placed inside and the book will reside in the library branch of your choosing. Download contribution form (pdf).

Create a legacy by designating a portion of your assets to the Foundation through a bequest in your will. Bequests enable individuals to make gifts that they may not have been able to make during their lives.

The gift of time is also important. Do you have a talent for book mending? Are you willing to deliver books to people who cannot drive to the library due to health issues? Do you enjoy helping an adult learn to read? Perhaps you’re even interested in joining the Foundation Board. We can help you find the perfect fit. Just e-mail us with your name and phone number. We’ll be in touch.