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Donation Request Guidelines

As an active community partner, Dayton Metro Library participates in many special events through the donation of auction items, raffles, door prizes, etc.
One or more of the following criteria must be met in order to be considered:

  • The requesting organization is a nonprofit or demonstrably serves a community need.

  • The requesting organization's mission is aligned with the mission of Dayton Metro Library.

  • Any DML staff member or trustee is an active volunteer with the nonprofit (as a board member, lead volunteer with over 1 year of service, etc.).

  • The use of DML branded items for the requesting organization will reflect positively on the Library and its mission.

Donation Request Form
Requests must be received by the External Relations Department at least 45 days in advance of the event.
Donation packs will be sent to the nearest branch within 7 days of final approval.
Please know, while the Library would like to support all requests for donations, we are simply unable to accommodate every inquiry. Our limited inventory in no way should be interpreted as a lack of interest in your cause or mission.


See a locations map if necessary.

In 2015, the DML donation pack is a branded soft-sided cooler, picnic blanket, pen, chip clip, note pad and book bag.
This base of items may be supplemented with topical books, magazines, etc.

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