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Do you ever buy anything from Amazon.com? 

Would you like to donate to your Local Public Library or the Library System of Lancaster County in a super easy way?

Buy something from Amazon (using the Amazon.Smile page) and they will donate 0.5% of your purchase to LSLC!

***This does not increase the cost of the items you buy***

But it does increase the donations that public libraries receive!

Here is how it works:

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

You must go to www.smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com) and select the Library System of Lancaster County or your Local Public Library before you order.

How does AmazonSmile work?

 When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. (The Library System of Lancaster County is one of them.) In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?

No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Does Amazon charge any administrative fees or take any deduction from the donation amount?

No. We registered our charity to receive donations and the full amount of the donation goes directly into our bank account.

Make your Amazon shopping experience benefit our Public Libraries!