We Accept Donations

Many of the books and other items sold during our Never-Ending Book Sale have been donated by individuals and groups in our community. We also receive donations from other libraries, colleges, and universities. We thank our community for their generous donations and for supporting our Library.

Donation Guidelines

Small numbers of books (1-10 items) and other donations may be put through our book return drop slot at any time or dropped off at the circulation desk. If you have larger numbers of donations you may drop them off at the circulation desk during the staffed hours when someone is on hand to help you.

Our book sales are only as good as our donations. We can only sell books and items that are in good condition. Books that are moldy or smelly, have torn covers or missing pages, or have been nibbled on by the family pet cannot be sold. Please recycle these books yourself.

We gladly accept:

  • Items which are in good condition, clean, dry, mold-free
  • Books with covers intact
  • Audio books on CDs or MP3
  • Commerically produced CDs
  • Commercially produced DVDs and/or Blu-ray Discs
  • Puzzles and Games
  • Console Games in good condition (Wii, PS3, XBox)

Donations in Memory of a Loved One

If you would like to make a donation in memory of a loved one who has passed away, the Library gratefully accepts donations of cash. Our Friends of the Library are currently working on creating an 'In Memory' program. Funds may be used to purchase a special favourite book, a magazine subscription, or to purchase items for a designated area of the Library. If you wish to donate funds to the Library, you may contact the Library directly, or you may request that the Valleyview Chapel of Memories indicate this on the individual's memorial card.

Odds & Ends that WE ACCEPT for donation:

The Library also accepts the following items for donation:


  • Clean, dry cardboard - which we cut up and recycle as packaging materials for our interlibrary loan shipping.
  • Recycled plastic grocery bags for patron use.
  • Craft supplies (paper, glue, paint, crayons, markers, colouring books, almost any kind of craft item is accepted etc.)
  • Christmas or other Seasonal decorations which may be used in our displays.

We will NOT accept:

  • Items which are unhealthy to handle (dirty, moldy, smelly, burnt, chewed or wet)
  • Books missing covers
  • Most magazines (We will accept certain magazines, please call in advance to find out if we accept what you have.)
  • Encyclopedias or Encyclopedia Year Books
  • Homemade DVDs, CDs, videos, VHS or cassette tapes.
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books, except large type editions
  • Law case books, statute books, and regulation books
  • Catalogues
  • Travel Guides which are more than two years old.

 

If you have items you think the Library could use in various programs, please give us a call at (780) 524-3033.