A donation to the Friends is a donation to help the library continue to move forward in innovation and technology to better serve the community. The Friends of the Library are very fortunate to receive donations from members, the general public, libraries, businesses and other organizations. Materials donated are used for the inventory for the quarterly Book Sales, Chandler Booktique and Online Sales.
What Can I Donate?
The following is a guide of items we would like to have donated as well as what we are unable to use. All donations should be in good condition, clean, dry and mold-free. The Friends do not recycle books that are in unusable condition or that aren't likely to re-sell.
Nonfiction books – Examples: textbooks, repair & owner’s manuals, art books, biographies, craft books, cookbooks and history books. We request that books in the following categories be less than 10 years old:
Fiction books – Examples: mystery, science fiction, fantasy, horror, children’s books, romance
CDs – music and audiobooks (no or minimal scratches)
Magazines released after 2020 (nothing older)
DVDs (no or minimal scratches)
Blu-rays (no damage)
Puzzles and games
Video games (no computer games)
The condition of the materials received is very important. For the health and safety of our customers, volunteers and staff we are unable to use items that have been damaged. This includes materials that have been wet, moldy, buggy, have a strong odor, chewed, burnt or dirty. Please recycle these items yourself.
- Encyclopedia sets
- Books or other items that are excessively dirty, moldy, water damaged, torn or otherwise in poor condition
- VHS tapes
- Cassette tapes
- 8-track tapes