Gifts and Donations

The Director of Library Services has the authority to accept books and other materials on the condition that he/she makes whatever disposition is deemed advisable.  These donations become the sole possession of the library.  The Library will not accept any materials that are not outright gifts.

Donations of Money

  • Individual and group donations are acknowledged by the Director of Library Services and/or Board Chair. 
  • Next of kin to be notified of names of persons making “in memory of” donations.

Donations of furnishings, equipment, art etc.

  • The Director of Library Services reserves the right to reject donations that are not suitable.
  • The Director of Library Services reserves the right to remove donated items when they become obsolete.  

Donations of Books
The Board welcomes donations of books and materials to the collection.  Such materials are accepted in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Condition of material
  • Accuracy of information
  • Relevance to community needs and interests
  • Does not duplicate materials

The library shall not accept books that have little chance for resale (e.g. textbooks, encyclopedia sets, condensed Reader’s Digest novels) or books that have had their covers removed.
For all of the above:  Materials that are not added to the collection may be sold, offered to another library, or recycled.

Complete Donation Guidelines