Donating to Friends

Friends of Kingstowne Library is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations to Friends are fully tax deductible.

What does Friends accept?

  • Gently used fiction and non-fiction books
  • DVDs/Blu-rays
  • CDs

What does Friends NOT accept?

  • Paperback fiction older than 10 years
  • Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses
  • Textbooks
  • Cookbooks & craft books older than 10 years
  • Travel guides, computer books, medical books, and law books older than two years
  • Audio cassettes
  • Magazines
  • VHS tapes

Donations should be in reasonably good condition, and be of an appropriate nature to appear in a sale at a public library. Items not specifically listed here may be reviewed by the book sale chair, and accepted on a case by case basis.

Due to limited space, please do not drop off more than 2 boxes of books per donation. If you have a large donation, please contact the book sale chair to arrange for handling.

How to make donations?
Books and media should be placed in the donation bins near the library’s returns counter during regular library hours. Please do not leave donations outside the library. Donors may take a blank receipt from the table near the bins. Please note, neither Friends, nor the library staff will assign a value to donated items for tax purposes. Donors are responsible for assessing value of donations, and for any and all tax related matters.

For more information about book donations, please e-mail our book sale chair at

For more information about volunteering, or to donate funding, please e-mail

Last update: September 2017

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