Donate Books, Time or Money to Support Your Library.


Donate Used Books

Most of us read a book and then put it on a shelf or in a box to take up space. Well, instead, we hope you will consider donating your books, DVDs and CDs to the Friends to help us raise money for the library. We'll help your books find a good home and, at the same time, help make our community library an even better facility. To donate books, please drop them in one of the large bins next to the Wisner Center by the library. If you have an estate collection of potentially valuable books, please send an email to to schedule a meeting to discuss the collection.

Donate Your Time and Expertise

If you would like to volunteer a couple hours per week to help the Friends in their mission to support the library, visit our Volunteer page for more information.

Donate Money

When you become a member of the Friends, you are, in effect, donating to support our mission. But, we still welcome independent donations if you would like to do a little more to help. You can make a donation on our website. Just select "Patron," "Contributor," "Benefactor" or "Champion" and add it to your cart before checking out of our online store.  You can also make a donation when you  renew your membership..

When You shop at, amazon makes a donation.


How much will Amazon donate?

If you shop at AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Friends at no additional cost to you. That's not a lot. But, if a lot of people do it, it can make a difference over time. And, it doesn't cost you a thing.

Are there any differences with the Amazon site?

The products, prices and services are the same on the and site. The only difference is that you can earmark a portion of your purchase for donation to a specific charity on

How do I sign-up for AmazonSmile?

  • Go to
  • Select Cascade Friends of the Library (Grand Rapids, MI) as your preferred charity. Be careful because there are several charities with similar names.
  • Click on a couple of "I understand and agree" boxes.
  • Start shopping.

Can I change from a different charity?

If you're already signed up to support another charity on AmazanSmile, it's easy to switch.

  • Go to
  • Go to "Your Account" in the navigation at the top of any page on a desktop computer and select "Change your charity." On a mobile device, select "Change your charity" from the options listed under "Other Programs" at the bottom of the page.
  • Select your new charity (Cascade Friends of the Library in Grand Rapids, MI).


Remember, Amazon will only donate 0.5% if you shop on the site. It's easy to forget, so it's a good idea to bookmark the site for easier access when you're ready to shop.