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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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Donate by Check

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

Tax Credits for Contributions to Public Libraries and/or the Idaho Commission for Libraries

To receive a deduction for 2017, individuals and corporations must make their donation to the public library and/or the Idaho Commission for Libraries by December 31, 2017.

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 receives 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:  2017 Public Library Contribution Tax Credit fact sheet.

To receive a deduction for 2017, individuals or corporations must donate to the library or the Idaho Commission for Libraries by December 31, 2017.

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

GENERAL DONATION

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

TALKING BOOK SERVICE

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!  Donate for the Cause.

Fern Graham - Meridian, Idaho

Thank you TBS!

Theodore C. and Debra R. - Coeur D Alene, Idaho

Memorial Donation in the name of Mary Purdom.

James & Darlene Sutterfield - New Plymouth, Idaho

In memory of Jack L Bowman – We at Garrett Development would like to make this contribution for his charity.  Mark Bowman is Jack’s grandson, and our co-worker.

Thank you, Garrett Development Corporation - Stafford

I would like to make a memorial donation for my mother, Helen Potter.  She loved listening to the books.  They helped keep her mind sharp and we really enjoyed discussing what she had read.  Thank you very much for this -Talking Book Service

Sincerely, Nancy Potter - Ammon, Idaho

Hello, Just a note to say thank you again for the wonderful service you provide with Talking Books.  Thank you.

Pat Myklebust - Coeur D Alene, Idaho

Dear Friends, Thanks for sending all those good books!  IThank You for Talking Book Service sure do enjoy them.

Neal H. - Soda Springs, Idaho

Thank You for Talking Book Service

Kay & Sally Miley - Boise, Idaho

Dear Sirs, This note is being written on behalf of my grandmother who is 95 years old this month and has macular degeneration.  She so much appreciates your service.  Every time Grandma gets her books on tape, she lights up.  Thank you for everything and having such a great service for those who cannot see.  She would like to make this donation to the Talking Book Service.  Thanks for making her smile!

Mrs. Newby - Shoshone, Idaho

Dear Folks – First, and foremost, a BIG note of gratitude for your service.  I have enjoyed many of your books since you’ve been sending them to me.  I was hoping I could give you a list of the authors I have come to enjoy, in hopes you could perhaps send more of their writings.  (list included)  Sincerely,

H. L. Hawkins - Pocatello, Idaho

Thank you for all the books you send Darlo.  They are a blessing to us.

Darlo & Betty Hansen - Ammon, Idaho

Dear Terri, Once again, all year I have so appreciated the large print calendar you sent for my use.  It fills my needs so wonderfully and I so appreciate the service you render.

Rosemary Kunkel - Nampa, Idaho

Thank you so much for the Talking Book Service.  You saved my life!

Christine Haggerty - Meridian, Idaho

My husband has so enjoyed listening to the Talking Books!  Here is a gift to use at your discretion.

Vern & Margaret Herzog - Pocatello, Idaho, Your Content Goes Here

Talking books was an important part of my father’s day and quality of life. Thanks so much.

Kenneth Fallon- Ammon, Idaho

Thank You Talking Book Service!

Darlene Leachman - Lewiston, Idaho

In appreciation for what you do for the visually impaired. I really love your service!

Otis & Alice Hansen-Chubbuck, Idaho

Thank You Talking Book Service 🙂

Ella Lloyd-Bancroft, Idaho

Thank You for your Wonderful Service (TBS) Through Out the Year- Merry Christmas

Yolanda Werdel-Boise, Idaho

Thank You for keeping me entertained AND educated

Margaret Mortensen-Boise, Idaho

Thank you for the many good books!

Richard Moore - Mountain Home, Idaho

Thank You! I love the Talking Book Service and the Great People organizing it.

David Finch - Boise, Idaho--downhilldave

Thank you to all for providing me with a Talking Book Library. Being able to read a book without having to struggle to hold it in position while turning its pages continues to be possible. It is a relaxing, enjoyable experience I have almost daily. Please accept this donation for the service each member of the talking book staff and it’s volunteers provide. Sincerely,

alking Book Service Patron - Idaho

Thank You!  Donate for the Cause.

Fern Graham - Meridian, Idaho

Thank you TBS!

Theodore C. and Debra R. - Coeur D Alene, Idaho

Memorial Donation in the name of Mary Purdom.

James & Darlene Sutterfield - New Plymouth, Idaho

In memory of Jack L Bowman – We at Garrett Development would like to make this contribution for his charity.  Mark Bowman is Jack’s grandson, and our co-worker.

Thank you, Garrett Development Corporation - Stafford

I would like to make a memorial donation for my mother, Helen Potter.  She loved listening to the books.  They helped keep her mind sharp and we really enjoyed discussing what she had read.  Thank you very much for this -Talking Book Service

Sincerely, Nancy Potter - Ammon, Idaho

Hello, Just a note to say thank you again for the wonderful service you provide with Talking Books.  Thank you.

Pat Myklebust - Coeur D Alene, Idaho

Dear Friends, Thanks for sending all those good books!  IThank You for Talking Book Service sure do enjoy them.

Neal H. - Soda Springs, Idaho

Thank You for Talking Book Service

Kay & Sally Miley - Boise, Idaho

Dear Sirs, This note is being written on behalf of my grandmother who is 95 years old this month and has macular degeneration.  She so much appreciates your service.  Every time Grandma gets her books on tape, she lights up.  Thank you for everything and having such a great service for those who cannot see.  She would like to make this donation to the Talking Book Service.  Thanks for making her smile!

Mrs. Newby - Shoshone, Idaho

Dear Folks – First, and foremost, a BIG note of gratitude for your service.  I have enjoyed many of your books since you’ve been sending them to me.  I was hoping I could give you a list of the authors I have come to enjoy, in hopes you could perhaps send more of their writings.  (list included)  Sincerely,

H. L. Hawkins - Pocatello, Idaho

Thank you for all the books you send Darlo.  They are a blessing to us.

Darlo & Betty Hansen - Ammon, Idaho

Dear Terri, Once again, all year I have so appreciated the large print calendar you sent for my use.  It fills my needs so wonderfully and I so appreciate the service you render.

Rosemary Kunkel - Nampa, Idaho

Thank you so much for the Talking Book Service.  You saved my life!

Christine Haggerty - Meridian, Idaho

My husband has so enjoyed listening to the Talking Books!  Here is a gift to use at your discretion.

Vern & Margaret Herzog - Pocatello, Idaho, Your Content Goes Here

Talking books was an important part of my father’s day and quality of life. Thanks so much.

Kenneth Fallon- Ammon, Idaho

Thank You Talking Book Service!

Darlene Leachman - Lewiston, Idaho

In appreciation for what you do for the visually impaired. I really love your service!

Otis & Alice Hansen-Chubbuck, Idaho

Thank You Talking Book Service 🙂

Ella Lloyd-Bancroft, Idaho

Thank You for your Wonderful Service (TBS) Through Out the Year- Merry Christmas

Yolanda Werdel-Boise, Idaho

Thank You for keeping me entertained AND educated

Margaret Mortensen-Boise, Idaho

Thank you for the many good books!

Richard Moore - Mountain Home, Idaho

Thank You! I love the Talking Book Service and the Great People organizing it.

David Finch - Boise, Idaho--downhilldave

Thank you to all for providing me with a Talking Book Library. Being able to read a book without having to struggle to hold it in position while turning its pages continues to be possible. It is a relaxing, enjoyable experience I have almost daily. Please accept this donation for the service each member of the talking book staff and it’s volunteers provide. Sincerely,

alking Book Service Patron - Idaho

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