Give to Your Public Library

Find out how you can donate to make a difference and help us grow.

Cash Contributions

Direct cash contributions to Loutit District Library are always appreciated, secure, and easy through Stripe! Choose the amount you wish and help us stretch our budget. Add a note, if you wish, to tell us how you’d like to see your contribution used.

More Ways to Give

Memorial Donations

Have you thought of honoring or memorializing a cherished loved one with a gift to Loutit District Library? Each item purchased with the donation will have a gift plate placed in or on the item(s) purchased and will include the name of the person being honored or memorialized. What a great way to leave a lasting legacy!

This form can be printed and used to make a memorial donation.  Drop it in the mail with your payment, or bring it by the library at your convenience.  For questions about monetary donations, contact Ellen Peters at 616-850-6912.

Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund was designed to provide long-term funding support for the library’s legacy within the Loutit District Library service area. The endowed fund was established with the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation (GHACF) in 2001 and provides unique state tax benefits allowing donors to benefit greatly while gifting to the Library today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.

To make a donation to Loutit District Library through the GHACF, contact them at:

Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
One South Harbor
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Give With Amazon

Amazon Wish List

The library maintains an online Wish List at This is a fast and easy method to donate to Loutit District Library:


Instructions to purchase through our Amazon wishlist:

  • Select an item(s) from the options, place in your cart and check out.
  • If you do not have an Amazon account, you will be prompted to create one at this point.
  • Use Loutit District Library as the mailing address.
  • IMPORTANT: Check the box for “Include a free personalized gift message” and enter your name and address to receive a receipt for tax purposes and to have your name placed on the bookplate.  To have a bookplate placed in honor of or in memory of a loved one, add “In honor of X” or “In memory of X” here also. Due to space limitations, extra wording cannot be added to the bookplate.


AmazonSmile is a simple way to support the library every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app).

It’s FREE to participate, and there is no change to your Amazon shopping experience or what you can browse or purchase. Anyone can do it, so please encourage your friends and family to join.

Instructions to purchase through AmazonSmile:

  • Head to the AmazonSmile website and click ‘Get Started’. 
  • Log in or create an Amazon account.
  • Search ‘Friends of Loutit Library” to select us for your charity of choice.
  • Continue shopping on Amazon like you always do through!

Local History & Genealogy Department

The Loutit District Library’s Local History & Genealogy Department strives to preserve this area’s history. We maintain an archival collection that contains photographs, maps, documents, newspapers, and books.

If you are interested in donating to the Local History & Genealogy Department, please download the Local History & Genealogy Donation form and email it or drop it off to Jeanette Weiden. If you have any questions you can contact her at 616-850-6925.

Cheapstacks Used Book Store Donations

Cheapstacks Used Book Store, which is operated by The Friends of Loutit District Library and located on the library’s lower level, accepts donations of new or gently used items during regular bookstore hours. Donations can be dropped in the basket outside the Cheapstacks door when the bookstore is closed. Before donating, please see our donation guidelines. All proceeds from book sales will be used to benefit the library.

For more information, visit Cheapstacks on Facebook or contact Yvonne Olmsted at 616.850.6929.