Give the Gift of Reading

Adopt A Book

Looking for a special gift for someone on your shopping list? Consider giving the gift of reading by donating to the library in honor of a loved one or friend. For a donation of $25, the library will purchase a new children's or adult book (your choice) which will be added to the library's collection. Books can be personalized with a bookplate if requested. Get more information here or contact Bill at

Book it Forward

Every child should have a new book in their life when they want one! Team up with Troy-Miami County Public Library, Altrusa of Troy, and your local book store to give the gift of reading to a child in need. Purchase a book at Jay and Mary's Book Center from the Troy-Miami County Public Library approved list attached below. The list is librarian approved and created just for kids ages 5-18 in our community. Get more information here.

Get on Board: Help a Child Learn to Read!                     

Every child in Miami County from birth until age five is eligible to receive one book by mail each month through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library at no cost to the family. Children registered at birth will receive 60 books in the mail! The program costs approximately $40,000 a year and currently benefits over 3,000 Miami County children. It has been largely funded by area Foundations, the Miami County United Way, businesses, organizations, and individuals. Children can be signed up at 

Donations can be made using Paypal, or by sending a check to the library (please put Imagination Library in the memo line. A $25 donation provides 12 books to one child for an entire year). For more information about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Miami County please contact Martha at or call 937.339.0502 ext. 115.