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Memorials and Donations

A gift of a memorial or donation is a meaningful way to celebrate life. Gifts to the Peru Public Library support programs, collections, and services. With donations and memorials, the library is able to expand its collection and add programs for all ages.

Your donation or memorial is a tax-deductible contribution to the library. The library is recognized as a charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service, in accordance with 170(b)(1)(A)(v) and 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Peru Public Library also participates in The Fund for Illinois Libraries, administered by the Illinois Library Association. Checks should be made payable to Illinois Library Association, with a notation that the donation is being made for the Peru Public Library and mailed to:
Illinois Library Association
33 West Grand Avenue, Ste 401
Chicago, IL 60654-6799
Questions about The Fund for Illinois Libraries can be directed to 312-644-1896, or by email at or

Your monetary gift ensures patrons are able to read, learn, and discover at the Peru Library. A donation to the library is a gift to the community. For more information about giving to the Peru Public Library please contact Melissa Keegan at 815-223-0229 or Or use this form for giving a donation or memorial to the library.