Dedicate a Book

book with pages folded into a heartDEDICATE A BOOK TO SOMEONE IMPORTANT TO YOU

Commemorate your loved one, pay tribute to a special occasion or honor an outstanding accomplishment with a Book Dedication. A special bookplate will be inscribed with your message and added to a newly purchased Library book. Funds raised by this project are used to enhance the Library’s collections.

Select a gift level based on your budget and the type of books available for dedication.

$50- Bronze Bookplate
Popular Fiction
Popular Nonfiction
Biographies
Mysteries
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Children’s Books
Graphic Novels
Young Adult Titles

$100- Silver Bookplate
Cookbooks
Histories
Architecture
Classic Works of Literature
Natural World
Literary Criticism

$150- Gold Book Plate
Art
Art Criticism
Photography
Design
Sculpture

Make your donation using the form below. Bookplates can feature someone’s name and an optional message of up to 135 characters. Provide inscription information for the bookplate using the Book Plate Inscription field.

The Library will not inscribe inappropriate language, advertising or promotional comments. We reserve the right to edit or delete dedications that are not consistent with the Library’s mission.

You will receive a confirmation email immediately following your donation. If you would like us to notify your honoree or their family, please reply to the email with their name and address.

Bookplates will appear in books within 3-5 weeks and remain there for the life span of the title. Unfortunately, we have limited staff resources and cannot track the bookplates. We cannot accommodate requests for purchasing specific titles for book dedications, but invite you to make a request for purchase  if there is a title you’d like to see in our collection.

Please email bookdedication@cityofevanston.org or call 847 448-8653 if you have questions or would like to make a gift by phone or pay by check.

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