Support WCPL

Volunteer

WCPL appreciates our volunteers. There are two main ways to volunteer:

Become a Library Ambassador 

Contribute your time and talent by supporting WCPL. Library ambassadors provide support for library operations or promote library services and programs to the community. 

Apply now 

Join Teen Leadership Corps 

Teen Leadership Corps is a leadership, learning and service program for library members in sixth through 10th grades. TLC offers teens the opportunity to cultivate leadership skills, develop a variety of interests and talents, contribute to the community and get to know other teens with similar interests. 

If you're interested in applying, you can find the application on our Teen Page.  

Give

WCPL Library Fund 

Wake County Public Libraries plans to endow its future and continue to enrich the lives of Wake County residents. Gifts to the Library Fund enhance library facilities, services, programs and special collections. Gifts may be designated for special purposes or for specific branch locations.  

Why Do We Need a Library Fund?  

The Library Fund supplements, but does not replace, tax support. WCPL is supported solely by property taxes. From this source of funding, the library system provides a variety of services to Wake County residents of all backgrounds. To increase the level of services provided without increasing taxes, additional funding is a necessary and well-spent investment in the community's future.  

How You Can Give 

  • Make a cash gift of any size.  
  • Donate appreciated stocks.  
  • Designate the Library Fund as a recipient of all or part of your estate.  
  • Name the Library Fund as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.  
  • Commemorate someone, living or deceased, by making a gift or naming a fund in their honor.  
  • Designate the Library Fund as the beneficiary of a charitable lead trust or a charitable remainder trust.  

To donate to the fund with a gift of cash, stock, insurance, trust or bequest funds, consult your financial advisor or attorney. Please make checks payable to the Wake County Public Libraries' Trust Fund.  

Library Trust Fund Email: [email protected] 

Mail: 4020 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC, 27610  

Donate Books

Donations of Used Books 

At this time, due to COVID-19, we are unable to accept donated materials. We are focused on safely accepting returns of WCPL materials and InterLibrary Loan books. 

Memorial Donations  

One way to remember a friend or loved one is by making a memorial donation. A financial donation to the library allows us to purchase a book that is a lasting tribute and will benefit readers in the community for many years. Acknowledgment of this contribution will be made by mail to the person you designate and a bookplate denoting the memorial gift will be placed in the volume. To discuss your memorial gift, contact Dan Brooks at [email protected]

Donations Honoring Individuals or Groups  

Celebrate the birth of a child, a friend’s birthday or any special occasion with a donation. With your financial donation, the library will purchase a book of special interest to the honoree.  Acknowledgment of this contribution will be made by mail to the person you designate and a bookplate denoting the gift will be placed in the volume. To discuss your gift to honor an individual or group, contact Dan Brooks at [email protected]