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Idea Exchange is transforming the way people experience their local library and gallery spaces, creating an environment of curiosity and discovery through the exploration of the arts and new technologies. To help us meet our vision, you can support: our innovative programs and services, reimagined community spaces, or our public art galleries and contemporary textile art collection.

Donate online using the form below OR click here to learn about other ways you can support Idea Exchange. For more information on making a donation please contact Ellen Lehman, Director of Finance and Facilities by email at elehman [at] ideaexchange [dot] org or call 519.621.0460.

Cambridge Public Library (Idea Exchange) is a registered Canadian charity. Our Canadian Registered Charity number is 10683 4377 RR 0001


Planned Giving

Remembering Idea Exchange by including a bequest in your Will is a way to provide financial support to library and gallery programs and to leave a lasting legacy. You can designate how your gift is spent, or it can go to the area of most need. Any gift amount is appreciated and makes a difference. Because of you, libraries and galleries transform lives.

You may wish to support Idea Exchange with a gift of cash, gift of life insurance, or gift of assets (stocks, bonds or registered retirement funds). Your estate will receive a charitable donation receipt.

A bequest to Idea Exchange is simple to set up. Speak to your lawyer about naming Idea Exchange in your Will or adding a codicil to your existing Will. For more details on how to set up a bequest, please contact Ellen Lehman, Director of Finance and Facilities at 519.621.0460.


The Gift of a Book

A contribution to the Idea Exchange Gift of a Book Fund is a special way to...

  • provide a lasting memorial
  • celebrate a birth, anniversary, graduation, holiday or other special event
  • say thank you to someone special
  • honour individuals or organizations

An acknowledgement of each donation will be sent to the honouree or the family of the person memorialized and to the donor. For each donation of $25.00 or more, the library will place a bookplate in a new book being added to the collection.

For more information, call (519) 621-0460; or download the gift fund form [PDF] and return the completed form by mail or email to cdenbok [at] ideaexchange [dot] org


Book, movie and music donations

Idea Exchange accepts donations of books in good condition, published in the last five years. We are also pleased to consider adding donated CDs and DVDs to our collection. Donated items not added to the collection are sold in the library's book sale or recycled. No charitable tax receipt is issued for these items. For more information, contact the Idea Exchange location where you wish to donate the items.