Donate to the Library

The Rideau Lakes Public Library is a Registered Charity and can provide receipts for income tax purposes.

Branch Boost 2023…

Help us improve our branch in Portland as we work towards a new location near the waterfront in the village. Click on our online donation link below to get started or visit our funding page at Canada Helps.  We also accept cash and donations by cheque. 

Get a team of four friends to raise funds and be part of the fun with our second Golf Tournament, Friday September 15th 2023 at Lombard Glen Golf Club. Contact Vicki to register or for details.

Online Donations

See below for information on Planned Giving, In-Memory or Special Honorariums..

Donate Books & Other Materials

The Library gratefully accepts new or used, recently published (within five years) books and audio-visual materials. Your library resources have been enhanced over the years through the addition of many useful donations. A dedication/presentation bookplate may be placed inside the donated material at your request.

We welcome your donations with the understanding that these materials become the property of the library to be used at our discretion. Donated items are added to the collection, sold at our annual book sale for fundraising, or recycled.

The Library will be very happy to accept the following materials in new or gently used condition:

  • Recently published (5 years or less) hardcover and paperback books (adult, children’s, fiction & nonfiction)
  • Current magazines especially featuring crafts, gardening, home decorating and cooking
  • DVDS in original case, Audio books on CD in original case
  • Local History materials.

We cannot sell dated, discoloured, damaged, musty or mildewed items at our book sales. Our experience tells us that the following items do not sell well:

  • Reader’s Digest condensed
  • Encyclopedias
  • Incomplete sets
  • Textbooks
  • Harlequin romances
  • Computer books more than 2 years old
  • Most magazines more than 1 year old

New & used donations may be dropped-off at any time when staff are there to receive the materials. We maintain small, permanent book sale spaces in some branches. Thank you!

Planned Giving

Please consider leaving a lasting gift to your library and the community. Your giving options include wills and bequests, memorial or celebration gifts, annuities, life insurance, trusts and gifts of property or assets. A special lifetime donation to your library ensures your generosity benefits your family and community well into the future.

In-Memory or Special Honorariums

Remember loved ones or special moments by donating and designating a book or other resources to the library. Dedication plates may be added if you wish. Please contact us for further information.