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Gifts and Donations


Port Hope Public Library’s 150/150 fundraising campaign surpasses $20,000

Port Hope Public Library is pleased to announce that the 150/150 campaign ($150 donation in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary) has been an overwhelming success. To date a total of $21,225 from 136 donors has been invested in the future of the community public library.

Funds will be used to purchase new chairs for young children as well as an enhanced work centre that will house 4 computers for the children’s library at the Mary J. Benson Branch on Queen Street. New tablets loaded with current applications all mounted on a customized base and book units for browsing and display will be purchased for the children’s areas in both the Garden Hill and Mary J. Benson Branches. In order to complete the microfilm collection of the former Port Hope Evening Guide community newspaper funds have been allocated for the filming of the remaining six years of the paper.

The Library Board and staff invite the Port Hope community to help us attain another ‘150’ milestone – 150 investors donating $150 during the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We are very close to achieving this goal. Help us turn this successful project into a true ‘150/150/150’ campaign by investing $150 in your community library. All contributions are welcome.

For more information on the campaign contact Margaret Scott, Port Hope Public Library CEO at 905-885-4712 or


The Port Hope Public Library Board acknowledges the following donors to the 150/150 Campaign. These donors are making a much-appreciated investment in your public library. The Community is invited to particpate.


Donating to the Library is a gift to the whole community.

The Library and all of our patrons greatly benefit from gifts and donations received from generous supporters every year. Donations of books, DVDs, books on CD, and gifts of money to buy these materials enhance and supplement the collection. Gifts and donations are also a wonderful way to recognize a person, event, or organization.

How do I donate securities?

The Government of Canada has eliminated the capital gains tax on the eligible amount of publicly traded securities donated to registered charities.  A gift of securities to Port Hope Public Library helps your award-winning library purchase new books and other library material, enhance services, and continue to offer high-quality library programs and special events for the entire community.


Donating Money

Cash is good, too!
The Library always welcomes gifts of money. Donate by cash or cheque and we’ll do the purchasing. You may specify a title or subject matter, or leave that up to us. You may also request that your gift of money be used to buy equipment or furniture for the Library. We will highlight your donation with a bookplate or small plaque, if you like.

Donating to the Library is a unique way to honour someone special or mark an occasion. Some ideas include:

Contact the Library at 905.885.4712 or email for further details or for other ways in which you may donate, and for information about how donations may be tax deductible.


Donating Books, DVDs and books on CD

The Library welcomes donations of:

  • new and newer hardcover and paperback books in excellent condition;
  • new and newer books on CD in good working order;
  • DVDs in good working order;
  • books of any age pertaining to Port Hope local history.

Not sure what we mean by 'newer?'

Please contact 905.885.4712 or e-mail for further information.


 Our storage space is limited!

If your donation consists of more than 2 grocery bags or 1 box, please contact 905.885.4712 or email before you donate.

Your donations will enhance the Library in one of two ways:

  • we will add them to the Library’s collection when appropriate;
  • we will put them on the ongoing book sale shelves, the proceeds of which fund new purchases for the Library.

The ongoing book sale shelves are located beneath the windows in the Circulation Desk area.


Port Hope Public Library is listed on, the national not-for-profit donation portal. If you are interested in donating securities to Port Hope Public Library please contact the Chief Librarian/CEO.



  • make a donation as the perfect ‘thank you’ gift for your child’s teacher;
  • ask that guests to a birthday party or other celebration donate to the Library in the honoured person’s name instead of buying gifts;
  • donate in your children’s or grandchildren’s names;
  • donate money and submit a list of titles your organization would like to see added to the Library’s collection
  • request that people make an ‘In Memoriam’ donation for someone who has passed away;