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Book Donation Information

The Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library welcome your donations of books and other items that are in suitable condition for resale at our book sales. The Friends will accept donations of good, gently-used books and other items.  We welcome you to drop off your donated items in the “Little Red Wagon” located in the library’s front entrance. The Friends appreciate your donations, however please remember that if you give us items unsuitable for our resale, the items will be donated elsewhere or disposed of.

If you would like a tax receipt, please ask the staff at the Front Desk or contact Jenie Lahmann at the library. 966-8291 ext. 103 or email


The following items are accepted for donation:

  • Encyclopedias – only complete sets that are dated from 2009 to current date.
  • Magazines – not older than two years of current date excluding National Geographic
  • Travel guides - not older than three years of current date.
  • Puzzles, games, and computer games.
  • Categories including:  fiction, non-fiction, history, cookbooks, reference, art, how-to, large print books, sports, parenting, classics, text books, trade paper books, religion, philosophy, VCR tapes, audio CDs, DVDs, record albums, children's books, coffee table books, biography, short stories, humor, poetry, science, foreign languages.


The following items are not accepted for donation:

  • Books that have been stored in damp areas (i.e., garages, basements, outdoors) or books that display mold, or are water-damaged.
  • Medical books including psychology books older than three years of current date
  • Paperback books that are torn, tattered, yellowed, have covers missing, pages falling out
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • National Geographic Magazine
  • Toys
  • Sets of books that are out-dated (i.e., science, computers, inventions, etc.)  Publishing date must be within three years of current year
  • Textbooks older than three years

    Proceeds from sales are given to Morrisson-Reeves Library to fund programs, special events and purchases not covered within the library’s annual budget.

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