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2411 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Reference & Accounts(614) 231-2793
Kids & Teens(614) 231-2878


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Support the Library


Bexley Public Library gratefully accepts donations of any amount in support of its annual fund. The fund supports the Library’s core areas, from our extensive collections and excellent level of service to author visits and special events.  Gifts to the annual fund are tax-deductible, provide vital, general support and puts your gift to work immediately.  


Bexley Public Library also welcomes contributions to its named funds. Gifts made to BPL named funds are tax-deductible and allow you to direct your gift to a specific area of interest at the library and/or honor the individual for which the fund was named.

Donations may be directed to one of the funds detailed below: 

  • Jane Brown Children's Book Fund
    Named in honor of a former Library Board Trustee, this expendable fund contributes to purchasing books for the Youth department.

  • Paige & Michael Crane Fund
    This expendable fund in honor of former Board Trustee, Paige Crane, provides the library with funding for administrative and general purposes.

  • Louise M. McCulloch Endowment for Literary and Scholarly Works
    Established in honor of former Library Trustee Louise M. McCulloch, earnings from the principle on this endowment are used to purchase copies of great literature, classic fiction, and scholarly works.

  • Radnor Fund for Children's Services
    In honor of current Board Trustee, Alan T. Radnor, this expendable fund helps support children's programming and materials.

  • Phyllis A. Rhoten Garden Fund
    Established by her daughter Celene Hawkins, this fund was established to keep the front entry planters filled with seasonal flowers and greenery, and help maintain the landscape beauty of the library.

  • J. F. Scacht Memorial Fund
    Earnings from this fund, established in memory of a teacher of mathematics in the Bexley Schools, are used to purchase mathematics books for the library collection.

  • Samuel C. and Gale M. Shamansky Fund for the Advancement of Culture and Entertainment at the Library
    Established in honor of Sam and Gale Shamansky by their son, Sam, the fund is an expendable trust to be used to bring cultural and artistic events and activities to the library for the enjoyment of the community.

  • Brad Alan Sokolov Fund for the Bexley Audiovisual Library
    Established in memory of Brad Sokolov, a young patron and friend of the library, earnings from the fund’s principle are used to purchase new audiovisual items.

BPL Legacy Circle acknowledges lifelong learners who have chosen to include Bexley Public Library in their wills or other long-range giving plans.

Marilyn P. Ayres
Marilyn K. Limbird
Bruce & Nancy Meyer

Planned gifts of all sizes from Legacy Circle members support the long-term financial strength of the library and help families create a lasting legacy in our community.  Please contact our Director of Advancment and Community Relations to learn more 614-545-6942.