First of all we would like to thank you for considering making a donation to the Ashtabula County District Library. The ACDL can accept all forms of donations from monetary, materials, and time. All of these types of donations help us continue to serve our local communities.


The Ashtabula County District Library welcomes general donations to help support our operations. We also welcome donations in memory of a loved one.

You can donate money directly to the library in person at any library location; by mailing a check or money order to the address below (please do not send cash in the mail); or by using the PayPal link below (no PayPal account required).

Ashtabula County District Library
4335 Park Ave
Ashtabula OH 44004

Memorial Donations:

You can donate a cash amount directly to the library, recommending a subject area of interest to your loved one. The Library staff will help select a title using your donation, and a bookplate will be added to the item. The Library will let you know when the item is available for the public.

You can pick up or print a donation form; fill it out; and drop it off at any ACDL location (including a Bookmobile stop!)

Material Gifts

The Library, in accepting the gift, obtains free and complete legal title to it. The Library may dispose of materials that do not meet the criteria.

If an appraisal is desired, the Donor shall incur the cost of the appraisal prior to the transference of the gift to the Library.

The Donor may prepare and attach a list of materials donated to be signed by staff accepting the materials. Library staff will not prepare such a list.

We welcome: Paperbacks, Hardcovers, Audiobooks, Kids’ books, DVDs and CDs, Puzzles and Games.

We can not take: Textbooks, Encyclopedias, Moldy or mildewed books, VHS tapes, Cassette tapes, Vinyl Records, Magazines, Readers Digest Condensed Books

If you have donations that meet the criteria above, please stop by either of our locations to drop them off. On rare occasions we have more donations than we can handle, so it might be a good idea to call ahead to make sure we’re accepting donations at that time.

The Foundation

The Ashtabula County District Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial resources for programs, services, and capital improvement projects beyond the public resources available to the Ashtabula County District Library system.

You can support the mission of the Foundation today by visiting the Foundation’s Donorbox by mailing your tax-deductible donation to: The Ashtabula County District Library Foundation, 4335 Park Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004

Gifts to the ACDL Foundation allow you to make financial commitments to the library not only for today but in the future. When you make a donation to the library, you help to assure that generations to come will have the opportunity to get a library card and explore the world through books and various methods of technology.


The ACDL Board encourages individuals and groups to volunteer their time and efforts. You can do this independently or as a member of the Friends.

The library’s volunteer program is designed to expand and enhance public service to the community. Volunteers generally provide support services to paid staff, and/or work on special projects. Volunteers learn more about the library and its place in the community and observe firsthand the way the library serves the community’s needs.

Possible Opportunities:

  • Circulation Aide
  • Cleaning, dusting, etc.
  • Folding newsletters
  • Friends of the Ashtabula Library
  • Friends of the Geneva Library
  • Library Outreach
  • Outdoor tasks in summer
  • Partners in Reading
  • Program Aide
  • Public Computer Assistant
  • Public Relations
  • Summer Reading Program

Volunteers are expected to:

  • be positive, patient, and polite.
  • schedule their time in advance with their library supervisor.
  • follow the library’s Code of Conduct, posted around the building.
  • maintain appropriate personal appearance at all times.
  • keep personal phone calls and visits to a minimum.
  • record the hours worked as a volunteer as directed.
  • respect the confidentiality of our library patrons.

Volunteer applications are available at any public service desk at either location, or you can download a copy of either the Teen or Adult application to print out and bring to the library. If you need any assistance please contact us. We would be happy to help!

The Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library are groups of volunteers who work hard to raise additional funds for our libraries to supplement our services. They provide vital resources the libraries need for the Summer Reading Program and other special events.

The date of this year’s sale is to be determined.

You can find all kinds of books from children’s books to graphic novels, biographies to encyclopedias.

Join the Friends

New members are always welcome at both locations.

The Ashtabula Friends meet on an as-needed basis.

The Geneva Friends meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

To join the Ashtabula or Geneva Friend simply fill out the application (also available at both locations) and turn it in at the front desk at either library location.

If you need any assistance please contact us. We would be happy to help!

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