Support Us

Your Support Helps The Library Thrive

Without the support of the community and the patrons of PCPLS, we wouldn’t be able to provide services to community or events for our patrons. It’s because of your support, we’re able to provide library materials like books, movies, ebooks, emagazines, and the latest in technology.

How You Can Help

Donate Directly to the Library

The Library accepts monetary donations to directly support the Library and the Library Garden.

We will also happily accept new and like-new books. We can accept two (2) boxes of donated books per visit. Receipts may be requested as acknowledgement of a donation, but no monetary value can be placed on donated materials.

We regret that we cannot accept the following:

  • Damaged, moldy, wet, or yellowed materials
  • Unsolicited periodical subscriptions or magazine issues (including National Geographic)
  • Encyclopedias or Time Life books
  • Readers Digest condensed books
  • Spiral or ring-bound books
  • VHS tapes or DVDs
  • Puzzles

Only those materials which meet the criteria of the System’s Selection Policy may be added to the collection. Materials not added to the collection may be given to one of our partners, recycled, or discarded.

Donate to the PCPLS Endowment

Did you know that PCPLS also has an endowment established to support our Library? By clicking the link below, you can give money to help this endowment grow and support the library for years to come.

Volunteer

Become a library volunteer by donating your time! All of our branches are happy to welcome volunteers. If you’re interested in assisting library staff in shelving books, preparing for meetings, and helping in any way you can, then fill out a volunteer application! Employment at the Porter County Public Library System will be contingent upon a successful background check.

Employment

We’re thrilled you’re considering a job with PCPLS! Check out our employment page to see the current openings we have at our branches, learn more about working for us, and see if you’re a great fit for the role!

Become a Friend of the Library

Become a Friend of the Library and further our mission by raising funds and promoting the library.

Support While You Shop

Support PCPLS for free by clicking here when starting your Amazon shopping.

 

Shop Booksales

ONGOING BOOK SALES

Hebron Book Sale Cart
Available anytime library branch is open.

Kouts Book Sale Cart
Available anytime library branch is open.

Portage Book Sale Room
Monday 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am -4:00 pm

South Haven Book Sale Cart
Available anytime library branch is open.

Valparaiso Book Sale Room
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am -4:00 pm

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALES

The proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales all go towards benefiting the Porter County Public Library System. You can find these sales at all of our branches throughout the year.

Looking for other ways to get involved?

If you can’t find the information you are looking for, let our staff know and we will be glad to assist you however we can!