Support Your Library


Read our 2017 Annual Appeal Letter

Make an Online Donation

You may donate to the library safely and conveniently online using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Click here to get started.

Become a Salem-South Lyon District Library Sustainer

Start a monthly contribution that is automatically debited or charged to an account of your choosing. It’s convenient, efficient, and powerful. Sustainers make an ongoing monthly contribution — which means we will continue to deduct money from your account until you let us know to stop or change it. Click here to complete and download form.


Here are ways to maximize your gift to the Salem-South Lyon District Library.  Please consult your tax advisor for your particular needs.

  1. Click here to become a Salem-South Lyon District Library Sustainer.

  2. If you itemize deductions on your federal income tax return, check with your tax advisor on tax law.

  3. If your company provides matching gifts for charitable donations, please obtain a MATCHING GIFT form from your personnel office and enclose it with your contribution.

  4. Corporate contributions qualify for tax deductions.


Volunteer Opportunities

Help the library by volunteering your time. Click here for more information.


Contact Your Legislators

Help the library by contacting your legislators. Click here for more information.


Other Ways to Support Your Library

  1. Purchase something on Amazon: Use this link:​ when you shop. The price stays the same for you, and the Friends of the Salem-South Lyon District Library receives a donation.

  2. Become a Kroger Community Rewards Member: Do you have a Kroger savings club card? Start earning money for the Library. For Kroger customers click here and follow the step-by-step instructions for registering your card for the Community Rewards Program. The Library’s Kroger organization number is 90390. Each April, you will need to re-enroll in this program. Help the Library receive a kick back every time you grocery shop.

  3. Recycle in the Abitibi Bins: Bring your old newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail, and paper and recycle it in the large green and yellow bins in our parking lot. The library receives money for every ton collected.

  4. Buy a Brick: Leave a lasting legacy by purchasing a brick. What a wonderful gift for the hard to buy for friend or family member. ”brick costs $100.00 and a ”brick costs $250.00.  Click here for an order form.

  5. Use Todd’s Services: Todd's Services is the largest residential landscaping company in Michigan and is committed to giving back one-million dollars to local, non-profit organizations. When you hire Todd's Services tell them that you would like to support the Salem-South Lyon District Library and they will donate 3% of their total contract price (up to $600.00 maximum) to the library.

  6. Library Gift Tribute Program: Do you know someone who is hard to buy for? Purchase an item in Honor, Memory or Celebration of someone.  There will be a special gift plate placed in the front of the item recognizing the tribute.  Click here for an order form.

  7. Become a Circle Donor: As a circle donor, your name will be engraved on our honorary Circle Donor plaque which is located on the left side of the Check-Out desk. The circles are as follows: Laura Ingalls Wilder Circle– donations of $50-$100, Mark Twain Circle– donations of $101-$500, Nathaniel Hawthorne Circle– donations of $501-$1000, William Shakespeare Circle– donations of $1001 and up.

  8. Join the Friends of the Library: If you’d like to get involved in helping to support the Library, consider joining the Friends. Funds raised by the Friends help the Library with many projects such as the lighted sign out front, special programs, furniture and other special projects. In addition, Friends have the opportunity to contribute free time to help the Library in valuable ways including gardening,baking, book sales and much more. Ask about our Friends Club group for kids to volunteer their time during the summer months. Click here for more information.