Donations or bequests to the library can be a great way to acknowledge the library’s impact, to honor a loved one, or to give back to the community.

How to Give

To make a donation via credit card:

Donate via PayPal using your credit card


To make a donation via check:

Please mail your check to:

Ela Area Public Library District
275 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich IL, 60047

Purchase a Brick

Purchase an engraved brick for the library’s walkway.

Ela Public Library Foundation

Donate to the library's 501(c)(3) today, or plan a gift in your will or trust.

Book and Material Donations

Due to staff time and storage constraints, the library is not able to accept donations of books or other materials.

Where to Donate Books

Try any of these organizations to donate books and other materials. Please check their websites or contact them to confirm how to donate and items accepted.

  • Bernie’s Book Bank – This local organization accepts new and gently used children’s books.
  • Better World Books – Book drop boxes are located in our area, and materials are donated around the world.
  • Goodwill – Drop off books at a local store.
  • Salvation Army – Find a drop-off location or schedule a pickup.