Giving Back

The mission of Clayton Library Friends is to enrich the resources and facilities of The Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus. 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 Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus 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 Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus. 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 are greatly appreciated!

  • Your donation will enhance the General Fund to purchase books, materials, and assorted equipment (such as copiers, computers, monitors), which will enrich the overall resources of the library. Your donation will allow us to continue reaching out electronically with the CLF webpage, ZOOM (and in-person) Quarterly meetings, Inside Clayton, the YouTube channel, and other exciting avenues that continue to open up. You will be helping The Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus maintain its reputation as one of the country’s top genealogical repositories! You may make your Donation here.

  • Our permanently restricted Endowment began with several most generous contributions in the earlier days of the Friends organization. Through years of conservative investments, the permanent Endowment has provided an Interest & Dividends stream to support the library. Please contact our Treasurer to make a donation to the Endowment:

  • Earn your “Wings” by contributing to the Angel program! You may pay for a periodical subscription in an area requested by the Clayton Library staff, or you may make a non-specific donation to the program. Click here to visit our Angel program page.

Inasmuch as the Clayton Library Friends is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, your contribution is tax deductible.

Gift categories are:

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

All donations are recognized annually in our newsletter, The Clayton Advocate, unless otherwise requested.

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