How do I donate books and materials to the library?
The library accepts donations of recent books, CDs, and DVDs. Donations should be clean and in good condition. See guidelines below.
When can I donate materials?
Please call ahead to be sure there is staff available to accept donations. Donations can be made at the library during our regular business hours. Please be aware that library staff may not be available to help unload a donation.
What happens to donated materials?
The library reviews donated materials and add suitable materials to the library’s collection. Remaining books and materials go to the Friends of the Library for their book sales to raise funds to support the library.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Donations may be tax deductible on your Federal taxes. Please check with your tax advisor. Please ask for a tax receipt at the time of your donation, including a count of how many paperback, hardcover, CDs, and DVDs. Library staff cannot assign a dollar amount to your donation, and you are responsible for assessing the value of the donation.
The library cannot evaluate materials for tax purposes. IRS regulations do not permit this. The library will give the donor a receipt stating how many hardcover books and how many paperback books have been donated. Receipts issued in specified dollar amounts will be solely for cash donations.
BOOK DONATION GUIDELINES
Please bring your materials in boxes or bags that you can leave with the library. Do not leave donated materials in the book drop or outside of the building.
- Books should be in very good condition with their covers intact. We do not accept Reader’s Digest Condensed books or any books that may contain mildew.
- Nonfiction books should be relatively current in their content.
- Commercially published CDs and DVDs are welcome, however, we cannot accept non-commercially produced media.
- Any material donated to a library becomes their property. It is up to the library staff’s discretion how to use the materials.
- The Library reserves the right to deny donations as they see fit.
We thank you for understanding the importance of these guidelines.