We Appreciate Your Support

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) appreciates your support of its mission to assist the more than 850 libraries in Idaho to build the capacity to better serve their communities.

You may choose to direct your donation to a specific ICfL program, such as the Idaho Talking Book Service (TBS), which brings the wide world of reading to Idahoans who are unable to read standard print due to a physical disability. Or your contribution could foster early literacy skills in our next generation of Idahoans, for example. Check out the “Programs & Services” section, if you would like more information about the ICfL.

Ways to Donate

Giving options include single and planned donations, as well as a memorial donation, to honor someone special. (The planned giving page will ask you to create an account.)

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OR

Donate by Check

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact Roger Dubois at:  roger.dubois@libraries.idaho.gov or call 208-334-2150.

2019 Updated Public Library Contribution Tax Credit Fact Sheet

Tax Credits for  Contributions to Public Libraries and/or the Idaho Commission for Libraries by December 31, 2018.

Individuals and corporations that contribute to public libraries and/or the Idaho Commission for Libraries are eligible for tax savings. Idaho Code section 63-3029A allows individuals and corporations to take a tax credit for monetary charitable contributions made to public libraries, library districts, and the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

An individual taxpayer’s contribution to a public library is allowed as an itemized deduction on the federal return and on the Idaho return. In addition, the taxpayer received an Idaho tax credit for the contribution. The credit is limited to the smallest of one-half of the amount contributed, 50% of the individual’s income tax, or $500 ($1,000 on a joint return).

This credit is also available to Idaho corporations that make a monetary charitable contribution to a public library or library district located in Idaho, or the Idaho Commission for Libraries. For corporations, the credit is limited to the smallest of one-half of the amount contributed, 10% of the corporation’s income tax, or $5,000.

You can advertise this tax credit to solicit end-of-year donations to your library. Please use the flyer below to promote this tax savings opportunity.

Donations of goods or services do not qualify.

If you have questions, please check with your accountant and/or the Idaho State Tax Commission.

To receive a deduction for 2019, individuals or corporations must donate to the library or the Idaho Commission for Libraries by December 31, 2019.

Have a look at some of our programs to consider for donations:

GENERAL DONATION

ICFL Building

Make a donation to ICfL or any of its other programs, and services.

TALKING BOOK SERVICE

TBS at work

A free audio book and magazine service for Idaho residents with physical limitations.

READ TO ME

The Read to Me program provides materials and resources for families to help their children develop early literacy skills.

LIBRARIES LINKING IDAHO

Free content to Idahoans for their research, business, or recreation needs through online information databases.

SUMMER READING OUTREACH

Designed to help children maintain or improve their reading skills over the summer months.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

Bringing adult reading discussion groups together with humanities scholars in Idaho’s public libraries

What our users and donors say:

Please find my donation for the Talking Book Service!

Patricia Curtis - Twin Falls, Idaho

Thank you Talking Book Service.

Marilyn Carmen - Boise, Idaho

Please make this donation on behalf of Dave and Judy Brown.

Debby Golonka - Bend, OR

For the Talking Book Service.

James Sutterfield - New Plymouth, Idaho

Thank you Talking Book Service!

Betty Jo Olson - Twin Falls, Idaho

For the Talking Book Service

Mr. and Mrs. Symms - Caldwell, Idaho

Thank you for the 2020 calendar.  Your Talking Book Service is wonderful.  I appreciate the varied topics.

Dorothy Gilbert - Nampa, Idaho

Thank you for the 2020 calendar.

Theresa Gross - Post Falls, Idaho

Thank you for your service to the blind.

Gary and Cheryl Case - Nampa, Idaho

Thank you Talking Book Service!

Lucy Bean - Idaho Falls, Idaho

A donation for the Talking Book Service.

Pearl Zilk - Boise, Idaho

Thank you for the large print calendar.

Agnes Wolf - Caldwell, Idaho

We appreciate all the books you send!  Thank you

Mr. and Mrs. Hansen - Idaho Falls, Idaho

I so enjoy receiving the books and magazines!  Happy 2020

Rita Wood - Boise, Idaho

I appreciate the large print calendar.  Thank you!

Wannetta Cooke - Nampa, Idaho

Please apply my contribution to Idaho Talking Books.

David Finch - Boise, Idaho

Thank You Talking Book Service!

Leta Carlson - Idaho Falls, Idaho

Thank you Rachel, for everything!

Margaret Brackenbury, Your Content Goes Here

In fond memory of Kenneth Fallon Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Fallon - Ammon, Idaho

For the Talking Book Service.

F.B. and Verla Peter - Caldwell, Idaho

Dear TBS, I truly appreciate your service and I am really enjoying the books.  My sister is also blind in AZ and we talk about the books we like.  In memory of Norman.

Betty Jo Olson - Twin Falls, Idaho

Thank you Talking Book Service

Clara Znaniecki - Meridian, Idaho

for the Talking Book Service

Verla Peter - Caldwell, Idaho

With Thanks

Jen Beals - Boise, Idaho

The Talking Book Service has been a great blessing and the people I contact via phone are very helpful and friendly.

Marlene Martens - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Please accept this donation made in honor of my good friend, Jim Spinner.

Adrienne Young - Pocatello, Idaho

Thank you for the 2020 large print calendar.

Mrs. Merle Brown - Ammon, Idaho

Many thanks to the Talking Book Service!

Christine Haggerty - Meridian, Idaho

In memory of Maxine Wilker

Denise Holley - Ogden, Utah

Thank you for the large print calendar!

Rosemary Kunkel - Nampa, Idaho

in loving memory of Muriel Shouse

Lewis and Lorraine Whitesides - Boise, Idaho

Thank you Talking Book Service!

John Lewellen - Boise, Idaho, Your Content Goes Here

Thank you for sending great talking books.

Margaret Mortensen - Boise, Idaho, Your Content Goes Here

Thank you TBS!

Leta Carlson - Idaho Falls, Your Content Goes Here

Thank you for your service.

Doris and Charles Kinn - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, Your Content Goes Here

In memory of our beloved friend Marion Barton.

Lee and Nancy Bondurant - Eagle, Idaho, Your Content Goes Here

In memory of our close friend, Marion Barton

Kevin Learned and Janie Warren - Boise, Idaho and Aurora, Colorado, Your Content Goes Here

In memory of Marion Barton.

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Batt - Wilder, Idaho, Your Content Goes Here

In memory of Bernie Jurkovich

Daniel Pavelich - Spokane, Washington, Your Content Goes Here

In loving memory of our Aunt Marion (Barton)

Mary Delony - Kirkland, Washington, Your Content Goes Here

In loving memory of Aunt Ginny

Janet Angeletti - Jupiter, Flordia, Your Content Goes Here

In loving memory of our Mother, Phyllis

The Lokmor and Foxcroft Families - Boise, Idaho, Your Content Goes Here

Thank you for your invaluable support of the Idaho Commission for Libraries.