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Support Your Library

Libraries are important community hubs. Please support yours!
Your donations help fund priority needs not covered by your tax dollars and make a difference for everyone coming through the doors of the library. Thank you!

Monetary Donations

Your financial donations help fund priority needs not covered by your tax dollars and make a difference for everyone coming through the doors of the library.  

All donations of over $10 receive a charitable tax receipt.  

Recent examples of how your donations has made an impact on our community is the creation of the SPL MakerSpace and renovations of the library auditorium and children's floor. 

Donate Today

You can also donate by sending your donation to the library at 19 St. Andrew St., Stratford, ON N5A 1A2.

Snack Stop

If you'd like to join the Library in reducing hunger in our community, consider making a financial contribution to the library's Snack Stop.

Donations can be made by cash, debit, or credit card at the library, or online via Canada Helps. Please specify in your message your wish to support the Snack Stop. All donations over $10 will receive a charitable tax receipt. For more information contact Shauna Costache at 519-271-0220 ext 114 or

Planned Giving

Planned giving to the Stratford Public Library through your will, insurance policy or investments helps ensure the tradition of exceptional library service is safeguarded for future generations. The Stratford Public Library has a distinguished history in the community that dates back more than 100 years. Leaving the library a legacy helps us maintain and build on that success. Talk to us about the many ways you can donate and the tax benefits that go along with them. For more information, please contact: Krista Robinson, Library CEO at 519-271-2220 ext 112 or by email at 

Sponsor a Magazine

Give back to your Library by donating the cost of a subscription to your favourite print magazine. This will allow the library to continue offering this magazine for everyone's enjoyment!

Your name or the name of your business will appear on the cover of subsequent issues of your chosen magazine acknowledging your generous contribution.  Tax receipts are provided.

To select a magazine to sponsor, get pricing or for more information, contact Cathy Perreault. 


We invite you to share your time and talents with the Stratford Public Library in one or more of our rewarding volunteer opportunities. In 2019 library volunteers contributed almost 2,500 hours in a variety of in-library duties, outreach programs, and special event programs.

By contributing a few hours of your time, you, too, can support the Library’s commitment to providing excellent services to our community. In fact, on average, each of our volunteers contributes approximately 2 hours per week.  More details on Volunteering

Books, DVDs, Magazine or CD Donations

Thank you for thinking of us, but due to space and staffing limitations, Stratford Public Library is currently unable to accept any donations of books, DVDs, magazines, or CDs.

The following organizations may be interested in donations:

  • Goodwill, 1032 Ontario Street, Stratford, 519-273-1632
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store, 615 Erie Street, Stratford, 519-271-2762
  • Value Village, 925 Ontario Street, Stratford, 226-779-2706