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Giving Back to the Library

The Kenton County Public Library has been welcoming people for over 100 years. The Library’s Foundation was created to make sure that we can continue to serve the community for many more years. Your gift to the Kenton County Public Library Foundation is 100% tax deductible. As a separate 501(c)3 entity, the Foundation acts as the steward of all charitable contributions to the Library and ensures the efficient use of private sector funds.

The Library’s Foundation has supported Library initiatives including our preschool outreach vehicle, The Read Racer and kindergarten packs. Each year a kindergarten pack is sent out to every child in kindergarten with information about the Library.


Donation Options

Download our donation form for cash and check donations.


General Donations/In Honor of   

You may make a general donation or a gift in memory of a loved one, friend or pet. You can also honor someone or celebrate an event. Simply designate whom you wish to memorialize or honor and designate to whom the Foundation should acknowledge your gift.

Donate a Book
Donate a book in honor or memory of a friend or family member. Cost of the book is $25.00.  Our collection development librarians will select a book based on a subject you suggest.

Memorial Bricks/Donor Wall
Honor a library supporter, loved one or special occasion with a recognition at one of the Library branches.

Information on Planned Giving
The Library also accepts bequests and other planned gifts.  For more information on how you can leave a legacy through a planned gift, or for answers regarding any other gift opportunity, please contact Library Director Dave Schroeder at (859) 578-3600 or

Donate Materials

Books, CDs & DVDs – The Kenton County Public Library gladly accepts your gently-used items such as books, DVDs, CDs, reference materials and like items that you might see in the library. The Library does not accept magazines. Those items that are not used in the Library’s collection will be donated to the Friends of the Kenton County Public Library. The Friends will sell these items at their book sales held throughout the year. Proceeds from the book sales go back to support Library programs and services.

Historical Items – As one of the largest resources for local history in the region, the Kentucky History Department is always searching for items to add to its collection. If you have items including photos, newspapers, yearbooks, maps, family history/local history books or anything that demonstrates your roots or heritage in the community the Library would be happy to accept them.  You can also designate a financial gift to the Kentucky History Department. For more information on donating items or funds, please contact Elaine Kuhn at (859) 962-4085.

The Kenton County Public Library has a large collection of artwork from regional and national artists including Dixie Seldon and Frank Duveneck. Anyone interested in donating artwork to the Library should contact Library Director Dave Schroeder at (859) 578-3600. The Library’s Board of Trustees will review the request and make a determination on whether the piece will be accepted.

Donate Time/Volunteer

Help enhance library services, strengthen ties to the community and build public awareness of the diverse services provided by KCPL.

Questions? Please Contact: 

Robin Klaene
Public Relations & Development Director
(859) 578-3608

Mike Blum
Public Relations & Development Associate
(859) 578-7944

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