BOOK DONATION GUIDELINES

 

The Grant Public Library accepts:

  • New or gently used hardcover and paperback books

  • Media materials (DVD, CD audiobooks) in good condition

 

The Library CAN NOT USE the following materials:

  • Cassette tapes

  • VHS tapes

  • Encyclopedias

  • Textbooks

  • Dictionaries

  • Books that show damage, including highlighting and/or handwriting, water damage, mold, dust, and animal damage

  • Books that smell strongly of cigarette smoke or pets

 

Donations are Tax Deductible

  • At your request, Library staff will provide you with a letter of receipt that you may fill out for tax purposes. 


Bringing Donations to the Library

  • The Library accepts donations only when the library is open

  • PLEASE, DO NOT PLACE DONATIONS IN THE BOOK RETURN OR BESIDE THE ENTRANCE.

  • Please bring your donations in small boxes or bags that can be easily carried. (Due to OSHA regulations, staff are not allowed to lift heavy boxes.)

  • Bring donated items in boxes/bins/bags you do not want returned

 

What does the Grant Public Library do with donations?

  • All donations are greatly appreciated. The library adds donated items to the collection, sells them in the library book sale room, donates them to other nonprofit agencies, or recycles them. 

  • The money raised through sales and cash donations helps to fund programs and/or purchase of books and other materials.

 

What can I do with materials the library cannot accept?

  • Most thrift stores accept books and other materials as donations.

  • Damaged books can be recycled as mixed paper.​​

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Directions to the recycling collection site located at the District 2 County Shop:

  • From the library proceed along 6th Street West (away from Main Street)

  • Take the first right onto 1st Avenue West

  • The collection site is on the left. Place books in the paper recycling bins.