Support Red Deer Public Library

Monetary Donations

SRC Book Bike Program

Donating to Red Deer Public Library

Red Deer Public Library gladly accepts donations of any amount to help support library programs such as the Summer Reading Club and Early Literacy initiatives.

Best of all, your donation is tax-deductible! RDPL is registered with Canada Customs & Revenue Agency as a charitable agency. For further information regarding donations of cash or gifts in kind to the Library, please contact the Administration Office at 403-346-4576 ext. 1002.

Donations can be made online at:

Great Expectations

What is Great Expectations?

Great Expectations is Red Deer Public Library's Planned Giving Program. Our donors provide essential philanthropic support that will help Red Deer Public Library ensure a better tomorrow for the citizens of Red Deer. Planned Gifts include gifts in wills, life income plans such as gift annuities and charitable trusts, and beneficiary designations of retirement plans, brokerage accounts, and life insurance policies.

Making a will is the first step toward a wise financial plan for you and your family. It allows you to decide how your assets will be distributed. It is also a way for you to carry your commitment to organizations that are important to you beyond your lifetime.  The first step in this process is to consult with your attorney, accountant or trust officer who will work with you to design a bequest that fits your situation and meets your goals.  A professional will ensure that you receive the tax benefits allowed for your gift. If you already have a will it may be amended by codicil to include the Library, the Friends or Library funds at the Community Foundation.

Your attorney may have a preferred style for drafting wills, but the following is sample bequest phrasing:

“I give and bequeath (describe dollar amount, property to be given, percentage or remainder) to Red Deer Public Library, 4818-49 Street, Red Deer AB  T4N 1T9.”

Please call 403-346-4576 or send an email to with further questions.

Red Deer & District Community Foundation

John & Margaret Dickson Fund

The interest from the John & Margaret Dickson Public Library Fund allows the Library to enhance programs, services and collections for teens.

Helen Dawe Memorial Fund

The Helen Dawe Memorial Fund provides funds to buy books on classical music.

Olson Memorial Fund

The Olson Memorial Fund supports major author visits for children and teens, every two years.

McNeil Endowment Fund

The McNeil Endowment Fund for Red Deer Public Library will support Professional Development for Library staff.

Donations to these funds at the Community Foundation are also tax deductible.

Book Donations

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The Friends of the Red Deer Public Library gratefully accept public donations of gently used books, DVDs, CDs, video games, and magazines for resale, with all proceeds going towards library initiatives. Unfortunately, they are not able to accept textbooks, encyclopedias, Readers Digests, and older magazines.

For more information about the Friends of RDPL visit

friends book sale

Volunteer with RDPL!


Red Deer Public Library acknowledges the many benefits of volunteerism to our organization, to the volunteers, and to the community at large. The work performed by our volunteers is integral to the operations of the organization, not only for the time they contribute, but for their knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and fresh points of view. Our amazing volunteers allow us to achieve far more than we could on our own!

For general inquiries about volunteering at Red Deer Public Library, please contact Alla Mysko-Henke at or 403-346-2533.

Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of activities:

Adult Literacy program
Friends of the Library
Home Service
Library Board and Committees
Reading Pals
Summer Reading Club

You can also visit us on to apply for select volunteer opportunities.

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