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Donations

The Library accepts donations of new or gently used books and media materials (VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks) in good condition.

The library cannot use the following materials:

  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • Vinyl records
  • Damaged or moldy materials
  • Used textbooks or materials with highlighting or handwriting (except author signed books).

Please bring your donations in small boxes or bags that can be easily carried. Bring items to the front desk inside the Library.

Please do not place donated materials in the book return.

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. The Library staff is not qualified to determine the value of your donation. It will be up to you to assign a value for tax purposes.

Large Donations (more than 10 boxes)

If you have a large amount of materials that you wish to donate, please contact the Library by phone at 954-390-2195 or e-mail with the quantity and a description of the materials. Donated items are evaluated with care and we have only limited storage space to store materials while they wait to be processed.

A staff person will contact you promptly to let you know if the library is able to accept a large number of materials at the time you wish to bring in the materials.

What does the Library do with donations?

All donations are greatly appreciated. If donated materials are not appropriate for inclusion in the Library collection, the Friends of the Library sells the items at book sales or donates them to other nonprofit agencies. The money raised by sales goes to fund programming and to purchase other library materials.

What can I do with materials the library cannot accept?

Most thrift stores accept books and other materials as donations.