Ways to Give

There are many giving opportunities to help support the Bloomfield Public Library from monetary donations and planned giving options to purchasing books from the Library's Amazon Wishlist or through our Buy-A-Book tribute program. 

Donate to the Bloomfield Public Library Foundation


Established in 2018, the Bloomfield Public Library Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the Bloomfield Public Library’s mission by raising funds to supplement and strengthen the public’s investment in our library’s facilities, programs and services. ​

Donation checks for the Foundation should be made payable to "Bloomfield Public Library Foundation" and mailed to the library at 90 Broad Street or dropped off at the main circulation desk. Online donations will be accepted starting at the end of October. If you are considering making a bequest or planned gift, please contact the Library Administration Office at 973-566-6200 ext 204.

Gift From Our Wishlist


Choose a specific item from our Amazon Wishlist to donate to the Library's collection.  These are specific titles that our librarians have determined a need for and are hoping to add to the collection.  Give a gift to the entire community.  By browsing the list, choosing and purchasing a selection, you can add to the library's book collection available to all library patrons. If you like, donate in honor of a friend or family member, or in memory of a loved one. To browse the wishlist registry, visit: http://a.co/4ILoHBU   

Buy-A-Book Tribute

Honor a friend’s birthday or other special event, create a lasting memorial or just surprise a loved one by dedicating a library book in their name. Your donation will be used to purchase a book to add to the Library’s collection to either honor or memorialize the friend, relative, or group you designate. 

To get started, download the Buy-A-Book form, fill it in and return to the library in person or via mail. For further information, please call our Administration Office at 973-566-6200 ext 204. 

Donate Books


Currently, the library is only accepting donations of books published in 2019. If you have any questions, please call before dropping off books so that we can go over our policy and discuss the nature and amount of materials you would like to donate. 


We are happy to be able to provide a list of local organizations that accept donations of older publications and gently used books (view list of other organizations as a PDF).

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​Make Your Voice Heard


Our Board of Trustees meets throughout the year to discuss Library policy and other management issues. Meetings are open to the public. If you have a good idea or an opinion about Library policy, attend a meeting a send a letter to the Board, care of the Library. Check the  library calendar  or call the library at 973-566-6200 to find out when the next meeting will be.

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