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Donate to Regina Public Library

Yes, you can make a charitable contribution to your public library. We are a charitable organization that accepts donations. Any contribution of $20 or more qualifies for a charitable tax receipt. 

Why donate? Libraries build community.

Our libraries are community gathering places where the joy of reading, discovery and lifelong learning is respected and encouraged. The programs, services and supports offered at RPL help to build a strong community: one that values knowledge and understanding, and respects and upholds diversity.

A charitable donation to RPL helps the library remain a welcoming, trusted and inclusive space for everyone in Regina.

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Your gift will help the library to nurture literacy at all ages and stages of life, to provide materials, musical instruments, programs and technology that enhance learning opportunities for everyone, to welcome new Canadians and help them adapt to our language and culture, and to create comfortable spaces where people of all ages can gather, learn and grow together.

Your gift will be used for general operations, to ensure that all areas of the library, including our branches, benefit from your generosity. You can also direct your donation to a specific purpose.


Other Ways to Support your Library

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There are several ways to donate. You can mail your donation to the address below or come for a visit. The Development Office is always happy to receive visitors and discuss donation options!

Wanda Blake or Bhoomkia Dongol
Development Office
2nd Floor, Central Library
2311 - 12th Avenue
Regina SK  S4P 3Z5
306.777.6106 or 306.777.6135

If you would like to mail your donation please download our RPL Donations Form to accompany your donation.

Other ways to give:

In Honour and in Memory

Would you like to honour a special person in your life? Make a donation to in honour or in memory of a friend or loved one. Let us know what role the library played for this cherished person. Should you wish to have the honouree or family notified, please provide their contact information.

Library Legacy

RPL welcomes legacy gifts such as stocks and securities, bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance and RRSP/RRIFs. We recommend you work with your financial advisor on the best way to leave a Library legacy.

Stock and Securities

Donating publicly-traded shares is a tax-efficient way to make a donation, and when you transfer publicly traded stocks directly to the library, you pay zero capital gains on the appreciated value.

Bequests

Often referred to as the "Ultimate Gift," a bequest demonstrates the value and importance you place on the library. We are deeply humbled and honoured by those who include the library in a bequest arrangement.

A bequest can take the form of cash, securities, asset, donation of all or residue of the estate. Charitable receipts up to 100 per cent of net income can be claimed as a charitable donation in the year of death (and preceding year, if necessary). A charitable bequest can produce a considerable tax savings.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A trust may be established using cash, securities, real estate, or other assets. Gifts of real estate by trust are governed by RPL policies and will be reviewed. A charitable remainder trust allows you to support the future of RPL while receiving an immediate tax receipt among other benefits. Check with your legal or financial advisor to determine if this is the right giving option for you.

Insurance Policies

Insurance policies enable an individual to make a significant, lasting gift to the library, with a minimal outlay of current savings or income.

You may choose to make Regina Public Library the beneficiary, or the beneficiary and owner of an insurance policy. By making the Library the beneficiary of a policy, the estate will be issued a charitable gift receipt provided the policy is included in the Will. A charitable gift receipt will be issued for the policy premiums paid each year.

RRSP / RRIF / Pension Proceeds

Many individuals have, as part of their retirement plan, tax-deferred instruments such as RRSPs, RRIFs, or pensions in which Regina Public Library can be named as a beneficiary, either directly on retirement plan documents or named in a will. Donations of a retirement plan can significantly reduce tax for the estate, providing greater assets for any residuary beneficiaries.

For more information on any of these options, please contact our Development Office at 306.777.6106 or supportrpl@reginalibrary.ca. Thank you for considering giving generously to your public library.

What Our Donors Say
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"Thank you for having excellent books and displays available. For years, I visit the library almost every day and in appreciation of the services you provide and my love of reading I wanted to give back to the library." - Elsie

"When choosing the charity to support for our annual gift we chose the Library.  The Library is a fantastic resource and is accessible to all members of our community. We are very impressed with the services and programs provided. We especially like the children's programming. The staff are very helpful and friendly - we love to visit."  - Deena   

Learn more about donating:

Development Office

306.777.6106

supportrpl@reginalibrary.ca

 

Learn more about volunteering:

Volunteer Coordinator

volunteer@reginalibrary.ca

 

Betty's Story: when giving is second nature

Betty, a long-time RPL volunteer and donor, shares her experience with giving back to our community. Read Betty's story.

 

#RPLStories

Customers and staff share their RPL stories in this series of short videos. Watch #RPLStories