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Our Annual Appeal Letter (Click link to open as a pdf)
The Kendall Young Library relies on the wonderful support we receive from our community. If you are interested in helping to support the mission of the Library there are many ways to participate.
Donations can be accepted in many forms including farm land, property, insurance, stocks or bonds. A deferred gift by means of a will is also an option. All gifts other than cash are subject to the approval of the Library Board of Trustees. For questions concerning a gift, please contact the Library Director at (515) 832-9100 or

Monetary Donations
Monetary contributions from individuals, families, businesses, and community organizations help the Library maintain and expand collections, services, and programs.  Monetary gifts are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  If you choose to give your donation in honor or memory of someone, we are happy to send notification of your gift.

Donate Online

The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation (an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines) administers funds on behalf of the library.  You will be redirected to the Community Foundation’s website when donating online to support the Kendall Young Library.  You can choose from 4 funds:
General Fund
Contributions to the General Fund support all areas of library operation including programming, staffing, building repairs, and technology.  Your donation to this fund is much appreciated and will be applied to the area of greatest current need. 
             Give Now to the Kendall Young Library General Fund.
Collection Fund
This fund supplements the library’s collection of materials including audiobooks, eBooks, Large Print books, Children’s books, Young Adult books, Adult books, and DVDs.    You may specify an area of the collection in the “Special Instructions” on the online donation form.  You may also give your donation in honor or memory of someone and choose whether to have a book plate added to the item(s).
Give Now to the Kendall Young Library Collection Fund. 
Local History Preservation Fund
The Kendall Young Library has an extensive Genealogy/Local History collection that supports research into the history of Hamilton County and its people.  Resources include a photo collection, church histories, census records, historical scrapbooks, funeral home records, and local newspapers on microfilm.  Donations to this fund help to preserve these materials in the library and to make local history information available online via the Digital Archives of Hamilton County.
Give Now to the Kendall Young Library Local History Preservation Fund.
Community Endowment

Contributions to our Community Endowment help ensure that the Kendall Young Library continues its standard of excellence for future generations.  Gifts to the Foundation’s permanent endowment increase the amount of income available for future library projects.  Donations to our Community Endowment Fund are eligible for a 25% Endow Iowa Tax credit, in addition to regular federal tax benefits.  (Click here for more information about the Endow Iowa Tax credit.)

Give Now to the Kendall Young Library Community Endowment Fund.
Mail Your Donation
  1. Print and fill out the Donation Form
  2. Make a check out to "Kendall Young Library".
  3. Bring the completed form and check to the library or mail to:
Kendall Young Library
Attn: Library Director
1201 Willson Avenue
Webster City, Iowa 50595

Book Donations
We accept book donations all year. Items not used in the collection will be sold on the Book Sale. Book donations can be brought to the Check Out Desk. If you have a large amount to donate, please call ahead to arrange a time to drop-off. We do not accept textbooks, encyclopedias or musty, mildewed or soiled items. Used magazine titles need to be approved by calling 832-9100 or emailing
You can also contribute to making the library a great community resource by donating your time.
Call 832-9100 and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator to find out more.