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You can give a one time or recurring gift to Forbes Library online via our secure PayPal site.

Donate By Mail

Checks can be mailed to the Business Office:

Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton, MA 01060

You may give to the general fund or target your donation to any area of the library, such as Children's Services, the Hosmer Art Gallery, Reference, technology, books, music or movies, programs, renovations, Special Collections or any area you choose to support. Forbes Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Donate Books and Media

Forbes Library accepts donations of new and almost-new books, books on CD, and DVDs to be considered for addition into the collection and book sale. For more details, please see our page on donating books and media.

Donate materials or services

If you wish to donate materials or services, please phone 587-1017.

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