The Friends of the Public Library helps fund the library’s Summer Reading Program, staff development, community outreach efforts, and more through books and other media sold in the bookshop and at the book sales. Your generous donations and purchases of donated items are vital to our success!
DONATIONS WE ACCEPT
All donations must be gently used and in exceptional resale condition
Fiction and non-fiction, hardcover and paperback books
Antique and collectible books
Commercially recorded CDs (music and audio books), DVDs, and records
Monthly magazines published in the past 6 months
Weekly magazines published in the past 6 weeks
DONATIONS WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Please consider recycling any damaged or otherwise unsellable books
Damaged books (broken spines, missing covers, stained, mildewed)
Textbooks more than 5 years old
Law codes or statutes
Reader’s Digest condensed books
Surplus material from other institutions
Outdated computer, business, current events, medical, travel books and such
Monthly magazines more than 6 months old
Books published by magazines
Cassettes and VHS tapes
HOW TO DONATE
We accept donations Monday – Friday, 10:30 AM – 3 PM.
The donation drop off is at the rear door of the Main Library (north-side alley/staff parking area). When you arrive, call the donation number on the phone at the rear door. Please do not leave bags or boxes outside.
If you can't make your donation during those times or if you have any questions, please give us a call at 505.768.5167.
Your donation is tax deductible. Although we are unable to assign a dollar value to your donation, we are happy to give you a receipt at the time of drop-off.