Support the Library

Ways of Giving

Thank you for considering a gift to Willard Library. Your generous donation will help to sustain services and programs that promote intellectual discovery and cultural vitality in the community. A gift to Willard Library is a gift to the future of our community.

Your contribution may be in the form of cash or an endowment, and can be designated to reflect your interest in a specific subject or applied where most needed. Funds are used primarily to purchase books, but may also be used for other needs such as equipment or program development. Cash gifts or other assets whose use is not specified by the donor are considered unrestricted funds. No matter the type or amount of your donation, your gift will be one that benefits your community, day after day, year after year - a gift to the future.


Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund was established in 1990 in celebration of 150 years of library service in Battle Creek. Income from this endowment is used to enrich and continue the tradition of excellence in library service to our community. Donations in any amount are welcome. Gifts of $1000 or more are listed on the Bookbinder plaque at Willard Library.

Memorial Gifts

Remember or honor a loved one with a memorial gift. Books purchased as memorial gifts have a special bookplate indicating the honoree and the donor. A letter of acknowledgment is sent to the family of the person in whose memory the gift was made.


One of the easiest and most popular ways to make a gift to the future of Willard Library is through your will or trust. You can make a bequest to the Library by designating a specific dollar amount, leaving property, or gifting a percentage of your estate. You may also specify that Willard Library receive the remainder of your estate after you have designated other gifts. You may wish to discuss these and other giving methods with your attorney. As your legal advisor, your attorney should prepare your will.