Donation Days

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Donation Days at the Englewood Public Library

Thank you for your interest in donating books to the Englewood Public Library! Unfortunately, because we have limited space and staff time, we can no longer accept donations throughout the year.

We will accept books on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, 2018.  We will be unable to accept books at any other time.

Guidelines for donating books:

All donations become the property of the library, and professional staff will determine whether to add them to the collection. Items not added to our collection are donated to other organizations.

Because it costs the Library time and money to sort through items we cannot use, we are unable to accept donations of:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks
  • Computer books
  • Magazines or newspapers
  • Any items in bad condition (torn, dusty, moldy)
  • Any VHS or cassette tapes

Many local charities, thrift stores, and used book stores accept books and other materials as donations. Be sure to call ahead for information about what materials are accepted. BetterWorld Books has several collection boxes for books in the area. The Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM) also accepts materials for recycling.

Donations to the library are tax deductible. Tax receipts are available if requested, but the library cannot assess a dollar value to any donation.