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Gifts and Donations

Your Library is pleased to receive your donations of gently used books and other materials. Donated items may be added to our collection or may be directed to the Friends of the Library to sell at their Book Sales or in the Friends Store.

Small donations can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk. Larger volumes of materials can be taken to the Library receiving door. For tax purposes, the donor may complete a form titled “Donation of Library Materials Received.” A staff member will fill out a receipt, giving a rough estimate of the number of books.

When thinking about donating items, please consider whether they meet the following criteria.

We can use:

  • gently used, recently published books
  • adult, young adult, and children’s books
  • paperbacks and hardcovers
  • regular print and large print
  • bestsellers and recently published fiction & nonfiction
  • classics (in excellent condition please)
  • non-English language materials
  • newer popular magazines
  • recent National Geographic magazines
  • CDs, (please: no scratches)
  • DVDs videos & cassettes (no home recorded videos)

Spring Book Sale

We are unable to use:

  • books with broken bindings or missing pages
  • moldy, damp books
  • books marked with highlighter or pen
  • paperbacks with yellowed or brittle pages
  • books with outdated information
  • encyclopedia sets or textbooks more than 5 years old
  • vinyl records
  • Readerís Digest condensed books
  • news magazines more than two years old
  • any material copied from originals
  • computer software

Fall Book Sale

We are happy to advise you! For more information, please call (562) 916-1340

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