Donate to the South Milwaukee Library

The library will accept books, DVDs, and CDs that are new or gently used. These materials may be added to the collection or used in the Friends Book Sale.

Magazines can go in our magazine exchange near the front doors.

Items we do not accept include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Encyclopedias
  • VHS tapes
  • Cassette tapes
  • Textbooks
  • Books in poor condition

We can accept monetary donations in person and online.

Donations to the Library Building Fund are used to purchase equipment, landscaping, etc. Donors to this fund will have their names on the donor board, which is located in the lobby of the library. Contact the library director at 414-768-8195 ext. 5 for more information.

Give the Gift of Reading

What better way to remember a person or special occasion than by making a donation to the library for the purchase of books or other materials reflecting that person’s interest. The library materials purchased become a living memorial to that person while bringing enjoyment to countless others in the community for many years to come. A special bookplate is placed inside the material noting the name of the person being honored or remembered or the event being commemorated along with the name of the donor. In addition to sending an acknowledgement letter to the donor, the library also notifies the individual being honored or remembered. Organizations, as well as individual donors, are urged to participate. A minimum of $25 is requested. Please stop in the library to speak with a staff member about Giving the Gift of Reading today!