Donations of books and other materials
The library accepts donations of new or gently used books, DVDs,CDs and records that are in good condition. The library does not accept magazines, cassettes, condensed books, textbooks, or books that are worn, stained, mildewed, or contain mold, handwriting, or highlighting. Please package all materials in boxes or bags that can be left with the donation.
- What happens to my book once I donate it?
Materials that are current and like-new will be considered for the library’s collection. The materials must meet the same standards of selection as items purchased by the library. If not added to the library’s collection, it may be added to the Friends of the St Croix Falls Public Library book sales to benefit the library. Materials may also be recycled via Baker and Taylor’s sustainable shelves program.
- Once I donate my book, can I get it back?
Once you give materials to the library, the gift becomes the property of the library or the Friends of the St Croix Falls Public Library. We are unable to return donated materials.
- If I donate an item to the library, can you tell me how much it is worth for I. R. S. purposes?
By law, we cannot determine the value of a donation for I. R. S. purposes. We can supply you with a receipt that acknowledges the donation you made to the library. You will have to provide the valuation to I. R. S.