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Book and Media Donations

The library accepts donations of new or gently used books and media. Donated books will either be added to the collection or sold at a Friends of the Library book sale. All donated items become property of the Library and will be used at our discretion. The library does not value donated materials.

The Library will not accept damaged or moldy items. The Library does not accept VHS or cassette tapes, magazines, encyclopedia sets, and textbooks, travel guides, or manuals more than 5 years old. Please note that items on this list that are donated will be put directly into our dumpster, which causes extra work for library staff. The Library must decline large-scale donations due to a lack of storage space. No more than two boxes of donated books at a time please.

Donations are accepted at the front desk during operational hours; no need to call ahead. If you need assistance, please let staff know. Library staff cannot pick up items from businesses, organizations, or residences.

To make a financial contribution to support our library, please click on a link below.

Monetary Donations

Donations to the Kaukauna Public Library support the financial security of the library for future generations through an endowment fund. Donations to the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library support library materials, programs, and services.  You can donate to the library using either of the buttons below.

*Click HERE to access a printable Memorial Book Donation form.

Donor Wall Recognition

Sponsor levels recognized with a tree plaque.
Founder $50,000+, Partner $25,000-$49,999, Benefactor $10,000-$24,999

Donor levels recognized with acorn plaque.
Diamond $5,000-$9,999, Platinum $2,500-$4,999

Contributor levels recognized with leaf on giving tree display.
Gold $1,000-$2,499, Silver $500-$999, Bronze $250-$499

Patron recognition with name on plaque.
Supporter $100-$249


Garden Recognition
Book Sculpture $1,000+
Patron Plaque $100-$999

Shop our Amazon Wish Lists

You can support the educational and creative programming for all ages held at Kaukauna Public Library by purchasing items from our Amazon Programming Wish List! Help build our library collection by purchasing a book from our Friends Give a Gift Wish List. Items are mailed directly to the Library.

Holiday Wish List: – support community programs and outdoor events

If you shop at, you can shop at and choose Kaukauna Public Library Foundation as your charity. Each time you remember to type the library benefits for the total amount of your purchase! Visit to pick us as your charity!

Local History Room Donations

The Local History room also accepts photos, documents, and books that directly pertain to Kaukauna history. We do not accept donations of artifacts or framed art. If the framed art references Kaukauna specific history, we accept on a case by case basis. Requests for consideration of donations should be directed to Gavin Schmitt at

Library Items For Sale (In person purchase only)

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