Memorial Gifts

Honor or memorialize a loved one, friend or special reader with a Memorial gift to the Library. Your gift can provide operating support, help purchase books or other materials, or be assigned to a program or service provided by the Library such as providing books to senior citizen centers or our History and Genealogy Room.

If you would like more information about a tribute or memorial for a loved one, contact the Director of Development at 815-987-6611 or email

Creating a Lasting Legacy with Planned Giving

If you care about the Rockford Public Library and its efforts to create a more literate and informed community, consider remembering the Library in your will or making a Planned Gift to the Rockford Public Library. Your gift will help provide resources for future generations of library users. The Planned Gift offers a way for you to make a meaningful gift and, at the same time, receive financial tax benefits. It is a way to secure your financial future as well as to help secure the future of the Library. Options for fulfilling your charitable goals include:

Family Foundations
Retirement Plan Gifts

Planned giving is a way to enrich the Rockford Public Library now and forever while receiving personal benefits that might include avoiding capital gains taxes, garnering immediate tax credits, reducing probate costs, or even receiving regular annuity payments.

To learn more about including a Planned Gift to the Rockford Public Library in your estate plan, contact Anne O'Keefe, Director of Development at (815) 987-6611, or email