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Ways to Help the Library


The Yazoo Library Association is a nonprofit organization. All monetary gifts may be claimed as a charitable donation for tax purposes.

YLA Membership

Do you want to do something for your community? Do you want to help grow your library? Don’t have a lot of time? Join the YLA! The YLA is a citizens’ organization and anyone can join. The cost to be a member of the YLA is $20.00 per year for an individual membership and $25.00 per year for a family membership.

While it is not necessary to join the YLA to use our library, keep in mind that membership fees support the Ricks Memorial Library by helping pay for items such as new computers, software, books and reading programs. Your YLA membership is tax deductible.

We value our YLA members, as The B. S. Ricks Memorial Library could not survive without these donations.

Benefits include: Extended borrowing privileges (10 books, 10 audio-books, 5 movies), extended loan period for books (21 days instead of 14), waiver of the $2.00 fee to replace lost library cards and voting privileges at the Yazoo Library Association Annual Meeting.

Membership forms are available at the front desk of the library or you may download a YAZOO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP form by clicking here. You may email the form to our director at this address:

Bricks for Ricks

Looking for a timeless, heartfelt gift for someone who loves the Library? Donate a brick in her or his honor and they will become a part of the Library’s history. The brick with your special message will be placed on our walkway.

Tribute bricks not only serve as a permanent celebration of friends and family but also provide building blocks for our future, helping to make Ricks Memorial Library a better place for our community.

Only a limited number of bricks are available. Reserve yours today. The cost for a 4” x 8” brick is $65, while 8” x 8” bricks are $85. The price of each brick may be claimed as a charitable donation for tax purposes (this applies to individuals and sole proprietorships, different rules may apply for corporations).

Pick up an order form at the front desk, or download the BRICKS FOR RICKS form here.


We always need help getting our shelves in order, tidying areas and designing displays. Work on your own schedule, at your own pace and know that you are making a real difference in your community.  Download the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION here.

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