Support the Library

The heart of every library is its community…and we rely on you!


The Desmond-Fish Public Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization chartered by the State of New York.

Contributions to the Desmond-Fish Public Library are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Your gifts make a difference in the lives of everyone in our community throughout the year.

Donate / Get a Membership

Our patrons, donors, and Library Friends have made the Library what it is today. Please consider making a donation or signing up for a Friends Membership. You may make a monetary donation, or purchase an item for the Library collection from local bookshop Split Rock Books (books only) or Amazon (other collection items and facilities needs).

If purchasing from Split Rock, use the promo code DONATION for 10% off your order; choose “Donation” as the shipping method and the books will be hand-delivered to the Library.

Donating In-Kind Goods

Because of space constraints, we are not able to accept any donations of books and media at this time. Donated material will be turned away or disposed of.

For other donation inquiries, please email

Planned Giving

By making a planned gift, you are
insuring the long-term viability and vitality of the Library. Your gift will strengthen and protect the Library’s valuable assets–not only our collection of books and reference materials but also our valued tradition of service to knowledge.

Your bequest to the Library can support what you care about the most, whether it is the building and grounds or a specific collection. Or, you can leave your gift unrestricted so we can apply it toward the areas of greatest need.

Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library

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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Desmond-Fish Public Library is a volunteer-run membership-based organization who support the Library’s mission to serve everyone in the community through quality programs, collections, and community building opportunities! Please consider joining the Friends of the DFPL or renewing your membership today, or learn more here.

Your annual membership includes exclusive access to Friends-sponsored events like the annual Friends of the Library Party, our Book and Media Sale Opening Night Preview, and Holiday Boutique Preview Party.

Individual Membership – $25
Family Membership – $50
Sponsor Membership – $100