Giving Back

The mission of Clayton Library Friends is to enrich the resources and facilities of Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. If you are interested in giving back, CLF has several ways to contribute or participate in pursuit of that mission.


Membership dues and donations are the lifeline that Clayton Library Friends uses to help keep the Clayton Library rated among the top genealogy libraries in the nation. Using membership dues and donations, CLF purchased a multitude of books and technology in 2019 and 2020. They also funded staff development for the librarians.

Click to Join the Clayton Library Friends


Volunteers are always needed to support the various services offered at the Clayton Library. Opportunities range from short-term to long-term projects, from working at the library, on a scheduled shift to working on an "as needed" basis, and from working with the public to working "behind the scenes. In other words, there is something for everyone! 

Click to Visit our Volunteer page for opportunities


Gifts to CLF, over and above membership dues, are always welcomed, and greatly appreciated. Donors are recognized annually in “The Clayton Advocate”, our newsletter.

Gift categories are:

  • Contributor: $1 to $49
  • Donor: $50 to $99
  • Patron : $100 to $249
  • Sponsor: $250 to $499
  • Benefactor: $500 and above

Types of Donations:

General Fund – Funds that are used to enrich the resources of the Clayton Library in any area needed

Endowment - Permanent fund that through conservative investments provides interest and dividend revenue to support the Clayton Library

Donor’s Choice - Funds that are directed by a donor for the purchase of a book about a specific geographic area or time period

Angel Program - You can earn your "wings" by paying for a periodical subscription for an area requested by the Clayton Library. Non-specific Angel donations are always welcome. All donations to the Angel program are acknowledged in "The Clayton Advocate" newsletter, unless otherwise requested. Click to Visit our Angels Program page

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