Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are made in honor or in memory of someone special to you. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a personalized letter sent to the person you specify.

For tribute gifts of $50 or more, the Free Library will place a bookplate bearing the honoree's name in a piece in our collection. Make a tribute gift online now.

To make a tribute gift by check, please include the name and address of the person who should be notified of your generosity.

Checks may be made out to the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and mailed to:

Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation
1901 Vine Street, Suite 111
Philadelphia, PA 19103

For more information, please contact the Development Office by phone at 215-567-7710 or

The Impact of Your Gift

Jaiden was an eager participant in Summer Reading, devouring many books and earning special prizes along the way. When he learned that one of the prizes he earned was a free book—that he got to keep forever—Jaiden stared at the book truck with wide eyes. As he turned to leave after selecting a special book of his own, Jaiden tugged his father’s sleeve and said in a hushed, reverent tone, "Dad, that was awesome."