Support the Library

Shaker Library is a valuable community resource. Hundreds of people turn to the Library every day seeking a book, a job, free Internet access, a place to gather with friends and a connection with the community. While the Library receives much of its funding from public sources, contributions from generous people like you enrich the library experience for all.  Donations to the Shaker Library are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank you for remembering the Library!

Shaker Library is honored to accept your memorial or honor donation to remember or acknowledge someone special or to generally support the library. Send a check, along with a letter noting the designated fund or the person’s name for which the donation is being made, and any special book requests to:

Shaker Library
16500 Van Aken Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120

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Your gift to the Library Endowment Fund, established by the Board of Trustees as a Fund of the Cleveland Foundation, helps the Library serve the community above and beyond what tax-based funding provides.

Learn more about the Shaker Library Foundation and become a donor.



foslFriends of the Shaker Library was founded by a group of volunteers in 1980 to support the library. Their activities include a membership drive, book sales, merchandise sales and other friends and fund-raisers.

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Donate books to the Friends

Donations to Shaker Library are used exclusively for library purposes. Recent donations have funded supplies for the Bertram Woods Branch Children’s Department and the Local History collection, and to purchase books for the Marilyn Kammer Memorial Popular Collection.

Donations designated for general purposes will be used where they are most needed. The Library will honor requests that a donation be used for a specific purpose.

You may choose to direct your contribution to an existing fund:

  • Ruth Levenson Fund for children’s material
  • Frances Belman Fund for large print material
  • Marilyn Kammer Memorial Fund for new and popular fiction
  • Sheldon “Skip” Bauomel Fund for Local History material
  • Walter N. Lawson Fund for Local History material
  • Elaine “Boots” Fischer Fund for Caldecott and Newbery award and honor books
  • Bertram Woods Branch Fund
  • Barbara Luton Art Fund

To discuss donations intended for a specific purpose, please contact Library Director, Luren Dickinson at 216-991-2030.