Easton Area Public Library
515 Church Street
Easton, PA 18042
610.258.2917
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Book and Media Donations
 
Have just too many books, CDs, and DVDs? Helping a relative or friend move or downsize?
The Library gladly accepts books and media all year round.
Below are some frequently asked questions about donations:
 
What items does the Library accept?
  • Fiction or non-fiction – current or past – hardcover or paperback.
  • Children’s and young adult books
  • Textbooks less than 5 years old
  • Foreign language books
  • Audio books on  CD
  • Movies, documentaries, TV series, fitness, and children’s programs on DVD
  • Music or instructional or children’s CDs
  • Music instruction books and sheet music
What items can’t the Library use?
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Old textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Books in poor condition: musty, moldy, or water-damaged; torn, loose, or missing pages; broken binding
 
How does the Library use my donation?

“Like new” items often become part of the Library’s adult or children’s circulating collections. Other items are sold, either privately or at our semi-annual book sales. The two sales in 2012 netted over $12,000 for the Library.

Can I get a tax receipt?

You may request a receipt. The Library will acknowledge your donation but cannot place a value on it. Please count the number and type of items you are donating before requesting a receipt.

Where should I take my donation?

You may leave small quantities in the barrel near the Circulation Desk at the Main Library. For large amounts – five or more boxes, call Mary Ann at 610-258-2917 ext. 393 to schedule a drop-off time or to arrange for assistance if needed