An invitation to philanthropy: 

The Lodi Public Library’s Board of Trustees invites you to consider a gift to the library. By doing so, you strengthen the enduring values of our library, acknowledge its rich legacy, and ensure its prominent place in local history now and for future generations of Lodi residents.  The library's general policy on donations

The library welcomes annual donations, pledges, memorial and tribute gifts, and planned gifts at every level. Planned estate gifts could include bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and retirement plan assets. Find more information on our Legacy Campaign brochure.

Ways to Give:

The Lodi Public Library has several programs available, to suit your giving interests:

  • We now have a Friends of Lodi Public Library group
  • Donate your used books (pdf)
  • Gifts, memorials, and general library donations
  • Margaret J. (Peg) Hilliker Endowment Fund (scroll down for more info
  • Choose the Friends of Lodi Public Library as your charity on AmazonSmile and they'll get 0.5% of your applicable purchases as a donation at no cost to you!

If you'd like more information about library donations or gifts, please contact the library at 608-592-4130. Thank you for your interest in making a donation!

Margaret J. “Peg” Hilliker Memorial Endowment Fund

Peg HillikerFor nearly 30 years, Peg Hilliker was Lodi’s librarian. 

She led the library through a time of great informational and technological revolution — from the days of a typed card catalog to an integrated online library management system available from the phone in your pocket. Throughout the automations, Peg made sure the focus of the library remained on the Lodi community, its people and their unique needs.

The library’s Endowment Fund was established to encourage charitable gifts for the benefit of the library. After Peg passed away in 2008, the library board renamed its Endowment Fund in her honor.

Donations to the Endowment Fund may be tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All gifts are subject to the library’s Donations Policy.

The Lodi Public Library Board and its Endowment Committee are committed to respectfully investing funds to ensure for the library’s future needs.