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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.

2018 Updated Public Lib Tax Credit

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. For more information, visit: 2018 Updated Public Lib Tax Credit.

To receive a deduction for 2018, individuals or corporations must donate to the library or the Idaho Commission for Libraries by December 31, 2018.

Access the 2018 Updated Public Lib Tax Credit fact sheet.

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:

Thank you for my copy of the 2019 large print calendar.  I have so appreciated being able to get these as they are such a help to me.  May god bless you and your staff as you carry on your very valuable service.

Rosemary Kunkel - Nampa, Idaho

Thank you Talking Book Service.

Clarence and Sylvia Schroeder - American Falls, Idaho

Thank you!

Sugar City, Idaho

For the Talking Book Service.

Patrick Cunningham - Meridian, Idaho

To the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

Martin & Inge Anderson - Boise, Idaho

Emmett Library

Dale Young - Emmett, Idaho

For the Talking Book Service

Susanna Sokol - Orofino, Idaho

Thanks for your excellent service.  These books make my life so much better!

Barbara Belknap - Boise, Idaho

I am very impressed with the TBS service and especially for the help I have been given finding books to read while I was hospitalized. I am thoroughly enjoying every one of my books and really love this service!

I.T.B.S.  Thank you for your wonderful service and please accept this donation for your talking book services.

Patricia Curtis - Twin Falls, Idaho

A donation for the Talking Book Service

Robert and Barbara Ridihalgh - Carmen, Idaho

Thank you for the large print calendar.

Agnes Wolf - Caldwell, Idaho

Idaho Commission for Libraries’ Staff Rocks!

Boise, Idaho

Thank you Idaho Talking Book Service!

R. G. and D. Messersmith - Twin Falls, Idaho

Thank You TBS

Edith Schwartz - Council, Idaho

Talking Books make my life so much brighter.  Thank You!

Margaret Mortensen - Boise, Idaho

With Thanks

Jen Beals - Boise, Idaho

We appreciate all the good books you send.  Thank you

Darlo and Betty Jean Hansen

Thank you Talking Book Service.

Lucy Bean - Idaho Falls, Idaho

Thank you for the 2019 large print calendar.

Dorothy Gilbert - Nampa, Idaho

Many thanks to the Talking Book Service!

Christine Haggerty - Meridian, Idaho

Thank you Talking Book Service!

Naomia Bliss - Paul, Idaho

A TBS thank you!

Doris Kinn - Coeur d Alene, Idaho

Thank you Talking Book Service.  Your service means so much.

Margaret Simons - Garden City, Idaho

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