Book Donations

Gift Books

Our Friends of the Library volunteers accept donations of new and very good condition used books for our collection, Friends’ Bookstore, and periodic book sales. The library cannot guarantee that any material donated to the library will be added to the collection, and items that cannot be added to the collection may be sold. The proceeds of sold donations provide funds to support library operations.

Donations will be accepted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am through 12:30 pm in our Pennington Room. All materials must be in salable condition and must be free of mold, mildew, or water damage. 

The library welcomes donations of:

  • Used books
  • DVDs
  • Puzzles
  • Books of local interest (including local cookbooks)

The library cannot accept:

  • Audiobooks
  • Cassette tapes
  • Condensed books (such as Reader’s Digest books)
  • Cookbooks (except for local cookbooks)
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Music CDs
  • Textbooks
  • VHS tapes

Donated materials become the property of the library and are accepted with the understanding that items useful to the library’s collection may be added, and other items may be disposed of through book sales or otherwise. The libraries cannot appraise used materials for tax purposes, but will provide a receipt without attaching value, on request.

To view our gift policy please click here.