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So You’re Thinking About Donating…



So you’re thinking about donating to the library.   We certainly appreciate your interest! Please bear in mind our guidelines for donation when you’re boxing them up.   If your books or other materials don’t meet our guidelines, we have a list of other charitable organizations that can take the items we can’t.

We will gladly accept donations of your new or gently used books, CDs, DVDs and BluRays.

  • You must bring books you are donating to the Circulation Desk during normal business hours.
  • Out of consideration for others, we request that you do not drop donations in the book returns or leave them in bags and boxes outside the library.
  • A form letter for tax purposes is available upon request; however the estimated valuation of the donation is the responsibility of the donor.

Unfortunately, the library is unable to use donations of textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines (including National Geographic) or materials that are musty, dirty, strained, yellowed, or worn. Please, no VHS tapes, cassette tapes, games or puzzles.

“New or Gently Used” Means:

  1. Materials must be in good physical condition (no water damage, mildew, underlining or highlighting).
  2. Paperback books must have covers intact.
  3. No scratches or marks on DVDs, CDs, BluRays.

The library will not accept materials that are mildewed, moldy, dirty, dried out, damp or musty smelling

If your items do not meet our guidelines, check our list of charitable organiztions that need book, CD, DVD, BluRay, etc. donations.

Remember, books that cannot be donated can be recycled along with your household recycling.  Recycling old books helps the environment, however you should do this from home.  The Library is not responsible for recycling unacceptable donations and it will be the patron’s responsibility to remove these donations from the Library.

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