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The library provides a high quality of service to its customers because of your support in the form of gifts and donations. There are multiple ways of donating to the library.
Materials For The Collections
The library gladly accepts books and other materials, or donations for the purchase of materials, so that the public has access to items the library might not otherwise be able to purchase.
Gift books or other materials need to meet the same criteria as other additions to the collection and are integrated into the regular library collection for use by all library users. Donated materials that do not meet the needs of the library will be sold at the Friends of the Library book sales. Proceeds from the sales are used to buy new materials or equipment for the library.
Tax Deduction & Credits
Donations accepted by the library, the Friends of the Library, or the Endowment Trust are tax deductible. While the library cannot determine the value of your donated materials, there are several helpful sources to check values of donated materials.
Honor with Books
Donations may be given in memory or recognition of someone you wish to honor. This is a lasting gift to the community. Library staff will work with you in selecting materials that are both relevant to the person being honored and appropriate to the collection. Books will be marked with a special bookplate acknowledging the donation. A card of thanks will be sent to the donor and cards of acknowledgement will be sent to family members or other appropriate groups or individuals. Click here to access the Honor With Books form.
How it works:
- When you visit smile.amazon.com and select the charitable organization of your choice, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to that organization.
- Bookmark AmazonSmile and support the library every time you shop.