Make a Donation

Thank you for donating to the Bainbridge Public Library (BPL). The Bainbridge Community owns the library building and grounds, and donations are the sole source of BPL income. These funds are dedicated to maintenance, repair, improvement and utilities of your library. We are a 501(c)3 registered non-profit and our EIN is 91-0757660. Kitsap Regional Library provides our staff, books, computers, and most of the programming.

Click on one of the buttons below to make a secure online donation to Bainbridge Public Library. You can use either a regular credit card OR your PayPal account if you have one. Either will be secure. The first button below allows you to make a one-time donation. If you have any problem, contact us for help. Note that if you want to use a regular credit card for your donation, ignore the PayPal login and just fill in your credit card information.

or you can choose to make a monthly donation. As a donor with monthly giving, your credit or debit card is charged monthly until you notify us otherwise. It's less paper and you never have to renew....what a great way to go green! We will accept recurring donations from as little as $5.00 per month and up. With this option, you can opt out of our regular donor appeal letters, but be assured of receiving your tax information and donor party invitation.

1. Choose an amount from the drop-down menu for your monthly donation ($5, $10, $20, etc.)
2. Click on the "Monthly Donation" button
3. If you don't have a PayPal account, select "No PayPal account? Pay using your credit or debit card." It's that easy!

Donation Options

If you prefer to mail your donation,  please send your check to The Bainbridge Public Library, PO Box 11815, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.

One Call For All provides another venue for donation to the Bainbridge Library. You can expect to receive the One Call For All annual appeal letter in early October.  If you choose to donate to the library through One Call, you can be assured that 100% of your donation will come to the Bainbridge Public Library.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

The Bainbridge Public Library Board of Directors


Here is a tax smart way you can support BPL in 2018.

1. Donate appreciated stock.  By using appreciated stock as a charitable contribution, you can recieve a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock and avoid paying the capital gains tax on the sale of the stock.

2. If you're 70 1/2 years old, your can make an IRA Charitable Distribution directly from your IRA custodian to Bainbridge Public Library and avoid the tax on the distribution.

Be sure to check with your tax advisor regarding the handling of these contributions on your tax return.

One Call For All
Bainbridge Public Library is one of the more than 85 non-profit organizations receiving funding through One Call For All. This unique, island-wide charitable giving program begins each year in October. Please remember us when you receive your red envelope and fill out your donations.  Or you can make an online donation to Bainbridge Public Library through One Call any time by clicking here.
Matching Donations

More Bang for your Bucks!

Employee Matching Gift Program

If you're an employee or retiree of one of many community-minded companies, your employer may match your gift with an additional corporate contribution.  You can actually DOUBLE or even TRIPLE your gift to our library.

To have your contribution matched, contact your personnel or human resources office for the necessary forms and procedures to follow.  It's that simple!

The following are just a few of the companies with matching gifts programs.  Even if your company is not listed below, ask if they'll participate.  Your gift will go so much further. 

Adobe Systems, Aetna, Amgen, Allstate, American Express, Bank of America, The Boeing Company, Bullitt, Cellular One, Chevron, Columbia Bank, Costco, Dain Rauscher, Eli Lilly, Exxon Mobil, Federated Department Stores, Flow International, Fens Maritime, Gannett, Gap, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Georgia Pacific, General Mills, IBM, United Way (King Co.), ITT Corporation, Key Bank, K-Mart, Lucent Technologies, McDonald's, McGraw-Hill, Merck, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Motorola, Nike. Inc., Nintendo, Paccar, Patagonia, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes, Prudential, Puget Sound Energy, Real Networks, Safeco, Sprint, United Parcel Service, United Way (Kitsap Co.), U. S. Bank, Verizon, Waste Management, Westin Hotels and Resorts, Wright Runstad & Company, W. W. Grainger

Ask your employer
about a matching grant today!