There are many ways to help:

Give directly to the library through PayPal.   Donations are tax deductible.

Join Friends of the Maryville Public Library.

The Friends of the Maryville Public Library was reestablished in 2011 as a member-driven organization to help raise funds that can go directly to library materials, programming, and other identified needs.

The purpose of the Friends of the Maryville Public Library is to promote a strong, positive image among the general public, to constantly encourage ongoing monetary and gift support, and to work wholeheartedly as activists for literacy and outreach in the community.

To join, complete the application below and make a check out to Friends of the Maryville Public Library, 509 North Main Street, Maryville, MO   64468 or give directly with your credit or debit card through PayPal.

Friends Membership Form

Give to our 501(c)3 Foundation

The Second Century Library Fund Foundation was chartered in 2005 to support the long-term sustainability of the Maryville Public Library through the administration of an endowment fund.  Monetary donations are welcome, as are gifts through wills and  trusts. Checks to the Foundation can made out to the Second Century Library Fund Foundation, 509 North Main Street, Maryville, MO.

For more information, contact Stephanie at (660) 582-5281.

Foundation,Friends bylaws revised by MPL Executive Board 09.28. 2021

Foundation Charter and Investment Policy (as amended 09.28.2021)

Make a memorial contribution

Donations to the Maryville Public Library made in honor of a friend or loved one can be used to purchase new books for the collection. Memorial books will be chosen by library staff in accordance with the library’s current collection needs. Please read our Gift Policy before making a memorial contribution or request. For more information, contact Stephanie at (660) 582-5281.

Donate books or DVDs

Maryville Public Library welcomes donations of books and other library materials, with the understanding that their use or disposal is subject to the discretion of the Library Director in accordance with MPL’s Collection Development Policy,  Surplus Property Policy, and B501GiftPolicy.  To access MPL policies, contact the Library Director at (660)582-5281. A selection of current policies can also be found here.

Donated books and DVDs inside our north entrance throughout the year.  We ask that you donate no more than four medium-sized boxes of books at once.  Please do not bring magazines, encyclopedias more than three years old in copyright, Reader’s Digest condensed books, or books that are not in clean condition. Please note that items donated are considered the property of the library and may not be evaluated for placement in either the biannual book sale or circulating collection for up to six months depending upon the current needs of the collection and staff availability.

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