Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

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

The library cannot use the following materials:

  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • VHS tapes
  • Audiocassettes
  • Vinyl records
  • Damaged or moldy materials
  • Used 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. Donated items are evaluated with care and we have only limited storage space to store materials while they wait to be processed.

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.

How can I volunteer?

Library volunteers play an important role as partners in the Library's mission of connecting people to the world of ideas and information.

If you would like to help our staff work with materials in the collection or connect others to our catalog and the Internet, we have some rewarding opportunities that might suit you! We're looking for people willing to donate just a few hours of their time on an ongoing basis.

Volunteer opportunities at the Library may include the following: shelf reader (making certain our collection is in the correct order), computer assistant (helping others sign onto the Library catalog or the Internet), program support, or tutoring youth in our Children's Services Department.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call the Library at (954) 390-2195.