The Peninsula Community Library has always had and continues to enjoy great support from the community. Below is a brief summary of how we are funded and what you can do to support the Library's operations.

Public Funding

Funding for the library comes from many sources.

84.5% of revenue comes through the Traverse Area District Library by a contract for joint services.  Penal fines assesed by the county court, state aid and earned interest provide additional revenues.

A significant portion of additional funds is received through patron and memorial donations, grants and gifts as well as the Friends of Peninsula Community Library.

A smaller portion of income is earned through the sale of discarded and donated books, copier and fax usage.

Private Donations:

You can support Peninsula Community Library's ongoing efforts to enhance facilities, programming and collections by making a financial gift to the library.  Contributions may be mailed to:

Peninsula Community Library, Attention Director
2699 Island View Road
Traverse City, MI 49686


OR you may make a gift by credit card here:

The Endownment Fund... Planning for Our Future

Meeting the needs of a rural library in a growing community requires planning for the future. The library has established an Endowment Fund to do just that. The Endowment Fund for the Peninsula Community Library is managed through the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation. Donors can use the State of Michigan income tax credit for contributions made to this fund. For more information, the Foundation may be reached at 231.935.4066.

Donations of Books and Materials

We gladly consider the acceptance of donations of books and audio-visual materials. Any books that we do not add to our own collection may go to our sale shelves to help support library operations. Donations of books are accepted year round for The Friends of PCL annual book sale in July, Friends & Fine Editions. Please call 231.223.7700 if you have any questions.