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Book Donations

The library welcomes donations of gently used books and other materials. Materials may be added to the library collection or they may be given to the Friends of the Library for their book sales. (Money earned at these sales is donated to the library for programs, new materials, furniture, or equipment.)

If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, we will ask the number of hardcover books, paperback books, and other items. The receipt will verify the number of items donated but a dollar value will not be assigned.

Useful Books For The Adult Collection:

  • Current bestsellers (on the list today)
  • Paperbacks in good condition by popular authors
  • Nonfiction published within the last five years, especially:
    • Cookbooks
    • Craft books
    • Home improvement and how-to
    • Anything published by Dorling Kindersley
    • Gardening books


Useful Books For The Children’s Collection:

  • Current paperbacks and paperback series
  • Board books
  • Anything published by Dorling Kindersley

Useful Books For The Teen Collection:

  • Current teen bestsellers (on the list today)
  • Current paperbacks and paperback series
  • Graphic novels, especially manga

Other Items:
 

  • DVDs—recent movies, PBS programs, and tv series for all ages
  • CDs—popular and classical (especially recent popular without parental warnings)


Items That Are Generally Not Useful:

  • Anything in poor condition
    • wear
    • water damage
    • yellowed pages
    • highlighted pages
    • mildew or musty smell
  • Textbooks of any kind
  • Nonfiction more than 5 years old
  • Encyclopedias
  • Readers Digest condensed books
  • Magazines, especially National Geographic
  • Hardcover fiction more than one year old
  • Time-Life and other series
  • Spiral or ring-bound books
  • Videotapes, cassettes, or records
     

Library Hours

  • Mon-Thurs: 10am-8pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Sat: 10am-3pm
  • Sun: Closed