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Give to your library



Give to your Library 

Libraries are essential to your quality of life, and that of future generations. Show your appreciation. Your gift enhances the library in very tangible ways.

$25 buys a colorful picture book for MCDL’s Early Childhood Librarian to share with a Head Start preschool class.
$50 allows an Outreach Librarian to deliver books, and visit for a while, with two homebound seniors.
$100 buys books for and covers the Teen Librarian’s expenses for the book club at the Juvenile Detention Center.

MCDL is undertaking a sizeable historical records project to benefit local history and genealogy projects. Donations to digitally preserve the library’s collection of newspapers, memorabilia and family records are welcome and appreciated.

Donor Wall of Recognition

Donor Wall of Recognition

All MCDL libraries feature a donor wall honoring the names of individuals and businesses who have donated to the library general fund.

Memorials are often best presented in this featured area of the library.  Business logos and names may also be applied to the donor wall.

The donor wall plaques are available in three donor levels.

Secure your place on the Donor Wall today.
Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is a way for you to leave a lasting mark within the MCDL system. There are many ways to remember the library in your will through a:

  • Bequest
  • Charitable Trust
  • Life Income Gift
  • Stocks

The Medina Library began in 1907 with a personal donation from farmer and businessman, Franklin Sylvester.  Since then, private funds have helped MCDL achieve a level of excellence that consistently exceeds basic tax-dollar funded services.

During the MCDL library building project (2003-2008) several families and individuals made large donations to the libraries through wills, estates and stocks.

Medina County District Library is one of the largest, most recognized and valued institutions in Medina County.  Make our history of literacy and community support part of your legacy through a gift from your estate.

For more information please call the Community Relations Office at 330-722-6235 ext. 2909 or 5903 or email Tina Sabol at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Corporate Support

Corporate Support and In Kind Donations

More than 3,000 people use Medina County District Libraries every day.  Corporate support and sponsorships are vital to MCDL’s mission of “enriching life in the community with outstanding and innovative library services for all.”  Corporate sponsorships allow your business to invest in the library and community, while promoting your business.

MCDL hosts nearly 2,000 workshops, classes and story time programs annually, from the WWII Roundtable to senior computer classes to eclectic teen events and children’s educational programs.

Here are a few ways partnerships with the community and businesses enhance MCDL's offerings:

  • PNC bank funded Symphony Storytimes with the Canton Symphony Orchestra at all MCDL libraries and neighboring schools.
  • Local restaurants such as Jimmy John’s, Sushi on the Roll and Gionino’s Pizza donate food to Teen programs at the library, because what is a Teen program without food, right?
  • The Kiwanis Club of Medina, Waite and Son Funeral Homes, VFW’s and other service organizations funded the WWII Video Project, preserving the memories of our Greatest Generation.

For more information about sponsorships and in kind donations please call the Community Relations Office at 330-722-6235 ext. 2909 or 5903 or email Tina Sabol at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Friends of MCDL

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The Friends of MCDL are a 501 (c) 3 organization that raises awareness and funds for the library.  Book sales and fundraisers are held regularly.  Friends donations offset the costs of MCDL’s Writers Live Luncheon held every April and October, the Summer Reading Celebration and many other library programs.

The Friends have a large bookstore in the lower level of the Medina Library.  Every third weekend of the month they are open for book sales.  Branch libraries also host book sales on a regular basis and have ongoing book sales in designated areas of the library during regular library hours.  Membership rates begin at only five dollars and offer incentives at book sales.

Friends Book Sale scheduleFriends

Contact the Friends

phone: 330-722-0588 ext. 2005

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Facebook: Friends of Medina County District Library

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