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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • leaf imageThe Library accepts monetary donations of any size. You may mail or bring in your donation to the Library in person. Donations received by the Library are used to fund one or more of the following:
    1. The Lois Reitzel Campbell Fund for general monetary donations to the Library. This fund enables the Library to purchase items for the Local History and Genealogy Collection, for example.
    2. The Mildred Fay Newby and Harry Leo Newby Children's Book Fund. Donations to this fund enable the Library to purchase funds specifically for award-winning books for the Junior Department. This fund also enables the Library to purchase additional materials in children's books as necessary (at the librarian's discretion).
  • leaf imageThe Library accepts book donations.
    • We ask, however, that donations be clean and free from mold and pests. Books not selected for the collection are sold to the general public in The Library Shop. Proceeds are then donated to the Friends of the Library. Books that are deemed unsuitable for the Library will be recycled whenever possible.
  • leaf imageYes.
    • You may complete the Memorial Book Donation Form to request the material(s) of your choice. Once your donation and completed form are received by the Library, the book or materials will be purchased and a letter of acknowledgement will be mailed to you (the donor).
  • leaf imageYes.
    • The Library accepts donations from local clubs & community organizations.
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    • Donations to the Library are tax-deductible. You may request a receipt from Customer Service at the time of donation.
  • leaf imageOf course!
    • We also accept donations for Birthday Books. Like our Memorial Books, you may select a specific title or area of interest for the Library's collection. The Library may also consider other occassions available for donation, such as Veteran's Day, Valentine's Day, (C)Hanukkah, Ramadan, & Christmas.
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    • You may request specific titles for donation, however, the Library will determine if the request fulfills the criteria established by the Selection Policy (See Operation Policy, page 5, Selection Policy and page 17, Donations and Gifts).
  • leaf imageNo.
    • The Library is happy to accept donations from anyone willing to give.
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