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The Perfect Gift: Your Loved One's Name in a NYPL Book!

We are offering the perfect gift for book-lovers: when you make a donation of $50 or more, we'll print your loved one's name and a personalized message inside a book circulating in The New York Public Library!

Here's how it works:

1 – Choose the friend or family you'd like to honor, along with an optional custom message – or you can dedicate it in your own name!

2 – Make a gift of at least $50. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible.

3 – You can then select to have us send your loved one a card in the mail by clicking the checkbox below, letting them know about your gift! Alternatively, after your gift processes, you can print out a designed certificate or send them an eCard letting them know about their gift with our easy tool. Schedule the eCard to send whenever you'd like.

4 – Your dedication will appear within 2-3 weeks inside a book circulating at The New York Public Library.

You may also make a contribution over the phone by calling 212-930-0653.