Donations are crucial to the library. Libraries offer free access to all but --as with any home or business -- it's money that keeps the lights on, heats the rooms, provides the staff, buys reading material and furnishings. By making a monetary donation to your public library, you are ensuring that the California community has access to all the services that the library provides. Donations of any amount are highly appreciated during any time of year and are tax deductable. Your generosity influences the amount of state and county aid our library receives. Stop by the library to fill out a donation form. You may also donate over the internet using>

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! Our most recent contributors are special heroes to us, given the seven-month state budget impasse. Their contributions are keeping our library doors open. We thank: Nancy Andre, Candice Treser, Roscoe Borough, Dr. Lorraine Vitchoff, William E. and Elizabeth Slosky, Pennatronics, and Lisa J. Buday, Attorney at Law. / Washington County Community Foundation - WCCF Gives 2015 donors: anonymous, B.R.C. Lions Club, Claudia & Bill Bennett, Lisa J. Buday Attorney-at-Law, Dr. and Mrs. Scott M. Helfrich, Darlene Hunter, Charles C. Keller, Amelia Mitchell, Ethel S. Rankin, Thomas Rile, Lorraine Vitchoff, Ed.D, Sandra E. Willett. Together, these dozen donors brought $2,999.55 to our library; $218.16 of that total came from a Dollars Bonus Pool from the WCCF campaign. These gifts will keep our library operational through the end of the year. / THANK YOU to Kathleen Heddon, an out-of-state visitor, for her very generous November 2015 donation. The surprise gift brings us great joy. THANK YOU as well to our anonymous provider of new mice and keyboards for all of our public access computers. Our patrons appreciate the upgrade.


Memorials are special gifts given to the library in honor of another person or group. If you would like memorial form, click here. If you cannot open the link, you might need.

Fundraisers and Offers

Fundraisers are an important source of income for the library. We offer a variety of different fundraisers seasonally and throughout the year. In addition, several businesses have provided special offers that support the library.

Current Fundraisers

  • Our Annual Used Book Sale is held in August during California's Riverfest. But we always have a cart and rack in the library filled with used books, just waiting for you to provide a new home.

  • Litton's Gift Cards - Before you vist that favorite local greenhouse, located on Route 40 in Richeyville, stop by our library to purchase gift certificates. Each $10 certificate contributes $2 to the library. Litton certificates are a handy hostess, birthday or holiday gift. They never expire.
  • Handy last-minute gifts: American Traditions woven baskets in several styles, from $20 to $36. Tote bags: blue for children, burgundy for adults. Both feature our train logo. $8 and $12. Two-dollar Book Bundles: the very best books gleaned from our donations and tied in a stack of three. Cloisonne pins with bookmark: feature the library building, of course. Ivory stationary featuring a brown pen -and-ink drawing of our historic building. Historic maps of California.
  • Verizon Velocity Donor - When you order a qualifying product, we will receive an impressive donation from Verizon. Customers in Pennsylvania and Delaware who call 1-888-345-7544 when ordering select Verizon products simply provide code 50300 to the Verizon representative. The library earns $25 from your FIOS©internet or high speed internet order, $20 from your FiOS©TV or DirectTV order, and $10 on select phone service orders. See for further details.