The library's Gift and Memorial program was established in the 1960s. Community members have donated funds to honor or remember special events in their lives, such as marriages, births, anniversaries, or deaths. The Memorial book program enables the library to purchase many extra items of high quality.

A gift to the Emporia Public Library in honor or in memory of someone you love perpetuates the memory of the deceased or gives recognition to a friend, relative, or loved one. The gift, in essence, becomes a living memorial that will always be appreciated and cherished by Emporians as it is circulated from person to person.

When your Gift or Memorial contribution is received, an acknowledgment note will be sent to the family of the person memorialized or to the person you have chosen to honor and recognize. The amount of your gift is confidential and is never mentioned.

An attractive book plate will be placed in the front of each book indicating to whom the book is dedicated and the name of the donor.

Your contributions are a beautiful way to express your love and respect for someone special. For more information, contact the library at (620) 340-6462.

Click here to download a copy of our Gifts and Memorials brochure. Copies of the brochure are available at our service desks.

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