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Donations for our collection

The library accepts donations of materials or money to purchase them, with the understanding that gifts to be added to the collection must meet established selection criteria. 

The library accepts donations of:
Books published in the last 5 years,  in excellent condition
DVDs with original packaging in excellent condition

We do not accept donations of:
VHS tapes or magazines

Gifts not retained for the collection may be given to other libraries, schools, or nonprofit groups, sold, or otherwise disposed of, the choice being the library’s entirely.  

No condition or restriction on gifts can be honored unless agreed upon by the librarian and donor before delivery of the gift.  The library cannot legally appraise gifts for tax purposes.

Donations of non-collection materials

The library’s ability to accept non-library related collections (ie: art; historical materials) is limited by space and therefore subject to the approval of the Library Board.  Only collections with special relevance and merit will be considered.   No condition or restriction on gifts can be honored unless explicitly agreed upon in writing by the library board and donor before delivery of the gift.  The library cannot legally appraise gifts for tax purposes. Disposition of collections is also subject to the approval of the Library Board. Contact the library director for more information at (907)772-3349